With less than two weeks before the Local Top Flight season commences, clubs are still restless on the transfer market in a bid to assemble formidable sides ahead of the upcoming 2016 soccer season with Lowveld side, Triangle United, being left to take everything on offer after a massive player exodus at the end of last year.
BY VA GADENI
Triangle’s nightmares started soon after the departure of nomadic Kelvin Kaindu who later settled in Bulawayo at Howmine FC. His departure gave birth to a massive player exodus, with the club losing about 9 of its regular starting players to various clubs.
Zambian national, Makundika Sakala, Asheley Rayners, and Tichaona Chipunza are some of the notable major players who commanded the first position last year under the guidance of the Zambian coach.
Triangle United is currently under the tutelage of former Dynamos gaffer, David Mandigora, who is being deputized by Biggie Zuze.
After deserting the Mandigora coached side, Tichaona Chipunza is reported to have found new home at Harare giants, Dynamos FC after Ngezi FC failed to meet his demands.
Triangle has however managed to rope in players from the first division league, with players around Masvingo and Bulawayo area being reported to have made the grade.
In Harare, Carlos Branco, a Portuguese national, could not make the grade at the Paulo Silva coached Glamour Boys, a move that has seen him packing his bags back to his country of origin.
Makepekepe seem to have taken a break after roping in Simba Nhivi, Archford Gutu, Method Mwanjali, and Edmore Sibanda among others to bolster their squad in preparation of this year’s edition of the Premier Soccer League.
Bulawayo giants, Highlanders are not active in the transfer market as they are only promoting from their reserve sides into the top flight.
Despite roping in several top players in the Premier Soccer League, the Taurai Mangwiro led Harare City succumbed to a 1-2 defeat in a CAF Champions League first leg tie at the hands of Zanaco of Zambia, with the return leg being scheduled after a fortnight.