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Transfer rumour mill

Raymond Jaravaza
AS Premier Soccer League teams start preparations for the coming 2016 season, the transfer rumour mill is going into overdrive with speculation on player transfers doing the rounds in soccer circles.

B-Metro Sport shares some of the transfer rumours and news.

Recently offloaded How Mine defender Gilbert Banda is rumoured to be making his way to newly promoted Bulawayo City FC. Banda was given the chop together with 10 other How Mine players that were acquired by the then coach Luke Masomere in the 2015 season.

Former Highlanders player Mthulisi Maphosa is also believed to be on his way to the Bulawayo City Council owned club after the expiry of his contract with Bosso on 31 December 2015. The Bulawayo giants decided to cut down on his monthly salary to $400 but the player was reportedly not amused with the pay cut. He decided to pack his bags.

Dynamos players Ronald Chitiyo and Blessing Moyo have reportedly joined big spenders Harare City FC much to the dismay of the DeMbare family.

Obadiah Tarumbwa has at last penned a deal with Chicken Inn after agreeing on personal terms with the Gamecocks.

On Tuesday morning he trained with his parent club Bantu Rovers at St Columbus High School while the deal negotiations were underway. He now joins the 2015 Premier Soccer League champions as they make a maiden appearance at the CAG Champions League. At Chicken Inn he reunites with teammate at both Bantu Rovers and Highlanders Teenage Hadebe.

How Mine defender Nelson Tachi is rumoured to be eyeing a move to the newly promoted club Ngezi Platinum FC after being promised a $10 000 signing on fee. Ngezi Platinum FC chairman Jeremiah Gasitene told B-Metro Sport a decision on the club’s recruitments would only be made public at the end of the month.

Warriors and How Mine goalkeeper Donovan Bernard is apparently reluctant to sign a new contract at the Bulawayo-based team demanding an increase on his signing on fees. He will be travelling with the locally-based Warriors to Rwanda for the African Nation’s Championships meaning his future will be known at the end of February.

Ex-Highlanders goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya is keen on a sensational return to Bosso. It remains to be seen if Highlanders are willing to beef up their goalkeeping department that currently has first choice Ariel Sibanda and veteran Njabulo Ncube.

Charles Sibanda, the 2010 Soccer Star of the Year, who has been sitting on the sidelines at How Mine as a result of injuries sustained in an accident last year could still find himself training with the team if an operation he is scheduled for in South Africa is a success. He survived the chop that claimed 11 players at How Mine. If he recovers fully he will have to impress new coach Kelvin Kaindu.

Watch out for this space as B-Metro Sport keeps you updated on the latest transfer news and rumours.