Byo Chiefs players join Mochudi Centre Chiefs
SOUTHERN Region Division One League side Bulawayo Chiefs’ strikers Remmington Masuku and Stanley Ngala have joined Botswana side Mochudi Centre Chiefs.
The two players impressed the Botswana side during a trial stint held in Gaborone a fortnight ago.
Mochudi Centre Chiefs are now coached by former Highlanders gaffer Bongani Mafu and the clubs’ representatives were in the country on Monday to complete the deal for Masuku and Ngala.
A source close to Bulawayo Chiefs said the Botswana officials charmed Bulawayo Chiefs’ director Lovemore Sibanda, who agreed to release the players on loan.
“Masuku and Ngala were released on loan. I’m not privy to how long the loan spell is, but it wasn’t a permanent move,” said the source.
Repeated efforts to get comment from Sibanda and Bulawayo Chiefs’ officials were fruitless.
Meanwhile, Bulawayo Chiefs take on Hwange Under20 in a league match at the Colliery this afternoon.
With second-placed Amagagasi’s match against Black Boots postponed to next week, Bulawayo Chiefs have an opportunity to dislodge Amagagasi in the event they beat Hwange Under-20. Bulawayo Chiefs are third on the table with 31 points, two behind Amagagasi, and a victory this afternoon will take their tally to 33.
Returning Bulawayo Chiefs coach Thulani Sibanda said his charges were ready for the encounter.
“It’s good to be back at Chiefs and everyone looks geared up. My only observation is that most of the players still lack fitness because of that long layoff after the accident they had in Week Six. Strikers Qinani Sibanda and Thabani Moyo as well as defender Sikhumbulani Dube are still out with injuries sustained during the accident,” said Sibanda.
Also ruled out of today’s encounter is midfielder Mengezi Dube, who is nursing a muscle injury.
However, they have Proud Zireni, Moses Majika, Kundishora Chakanyuka, Gracious Muleya and Ashton Mhlanga to look up to.