Bosso keep faith in Chin­dungwe

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo

HIGH­LANDERS have no plans to re­tire cap­tain Felix Chin­dungwe de­spite the dread­locked vet­eran not see­ing reg­u­lar ac­tion in the sec­ond half of the sea­son.

The club said the 2012 Cas­tle Lager Pre­mier Soc­cer League Soc­cer Star of the Year fi­nal­ist might fea­ture for the Bulawayo giants in some of the re­main­ing matches.

Chin­dungwe has not seen much ac­tion, es­pe­cially in the sec­ond half of the sea­son, but still re­mains the club cap­tain, play­ing the same role as the re­cently re­tired leg­endary Or­lando Pi­rates skip­per Lucky Lekg­wathi.

“He has been sit­ting it out on the bench purely for tac­ti­cal rea­sons be­cause the guys in the start­ing line-up have been bet­ter than him and he un­der­stands that too,” said High­landers’ coach Erol Ak­bay.

Chin­dungwe, who turns 34 on Septem­ber 9, has seen his po­si­tion in cen­tral de­fence be­ing taken over by 23-year-old Peter Muduhwa, who now part­ners Tendai Ndlovu (27) in the heart of the Bosso de­fence.

“He can still play in some of our matches; it’s not over for him,” said Ak­bay.

With Chin­dungwe benched, an­other vet­eran Erick Mudz­ingwa has been given the cap­tain’s arm­band.

Mean­while, Chin­dungwe re­vealed that he was ready to re­place goal­keeper Ariel Sibanda when he (Sibanda) picked up a knock af­ter hav­ing come on as a 29th minute sub­sti­tute for the in­jured Peter Matutu, who had been given the nod ahead of Sibanda when Bosso took on How Mine at Bar­bour­fields Sta­dium on Sun­day.

Sibanda re­ceived a knock af­ter High­landers had used all their three sub­sti­tutes and had he been un­able to con­tinue, an in­field player was to have done duty be­tween the sticks.

Chin­dungwe started his foot­ball ca­reer as a goal­keeper be­fore switch­ing into an in­field player.

“I was ready to come in when Ariel was in­jured,” said Chin­dungwe.

High­landers travel to the bor­der town of Beit­bridge for a league en­counter against rel­e­ga­tion can­di­dates Bor­der Strik­ers on Sun­day. —

Felix Chin­dungwe

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