Bosso se­cure Prince Dube

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo in BU­L­AWAYO

HIGH­LANDERS have of­fi­cially signed young strik­ers Prince Dube and Bukhosi Sibanda on a two and one-year con­tracts re­spec­tively.

The duo were un­veiled to the me­dia by ex­cited Bosso coach Madinda Ndlovu at the club of­fices in Bu­l­awayo yes­ter­day. “I present to you our new boys to strengthen the team next sea­son. As of to­day Prince Dube and Bukhosi Sibanda are of­fi­cially High­landers play­ers,” said Ndlovu.

Dube and Sibanda, who have been train­ing with Bosso for over a month af­ter failed stints in South Africa, fit well into the club’s re­build­ing ex­er­cise, whose fo­cus is on young play­ers. Both play­ers are 21-years-old.

The duo were in South Africa for a year, with Dube opt­ing out of Su­per­Sport United to re­sus­ci­tate his ca­reer, while Sibanda quit Cape Town-based First Di­vi­sion club Ubuntu.

An equally ex­cited High­landers’ chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Nhlanhla Dube said: “Prince signed for two years and hope­fully we will be able to ex­tend the con­tract af­ter that. Bukhosi was in tran­sit to Europe, but when that hit a snag we then agreed with Bantu Rovers to have him for a year. We have a mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial un­der­stand­ing with Bantu Rovers. If he doesn’t move to Europe dur­ing the course of next year, we have the first op­tion of keep­ing him fur­ther,” said Nhlanhla Dube.

High­landers re­cently launched a nine-day #BuyPrinceDube cam­paign, which the Bosso boss said will of­fi­cially close to­mor­row.

“Fans were say­ing we must bring Dube and we heeded the call. The cam­paign of­fi­cially ends on Satur­day and we want to as­sure our mem­bers and fans that ev­ery penny that was do­nated will be for­mally ac­counted for. No money comes into the hands of an in­di­vid­ual at High­landers, but hav­ing said that, we would like to ap­peal to our fans to con­tinue help­ing their club,” Dube said.

With the com­ing on board of the two play­ers, High­landers, who presently have no ex­tra slot in their reg­is­ter, will now have to loan out some play­ers to ac­com­mo­date the duo next sea­son.

“The re­main­ing league games will be cru­cial to the play­ers we have. They have to play for their con­tracts now, but you must ap­pre­ci­ate that there are some young­sters who have proved that they de­serve to be part of the squad through their per­for­mances,” said coach Ndlovu.

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