It’s a wait and see game at Highlanders football club with utility player Bruce Kangwa dragging his feet into a contract but the team is hopeful he will come around.
Kangwa’s exploits in the ZNA Charity Shield quarter final, if it is anything to go by, was testimony enough that Bosso should renew his contract without fail.
“Bruce has not renewed his contract yet. However, we are not panicking because we know that he will sign in the near future. He has been loyal to us,” said club chairman Peter Dube calling the player on a first name basis- perhaps a sign of closeness.
The only reason, according to Dube, which probably delayed Bruce Kangwa could have been his involvement with the national team.
In previous seasons the player was pivotal at Bosso with his ability to fit in on the left side of the defence or on the same wing in attack.
The 27-year-old Kangwa, hailed as one of the most committed players at Highlanders has been with Bosso since 2009 when he was signed by then coach Madinda Ndlovu from the now defunct Railstars.
His current deal of two years runs out on 31 March.
However, sources close to the negotiations said Kangwa was giving those charged with trying to convince him to stay at Highlanders a hard time as he keeps them guessing on whether he will sign or not amid fears that he could have been offered a better package elsewhere.
Impeccable sources told B Metro Sport that the financially struggling Bulawayo football giants , who have reportedly seen some of their “committed” senior players forego signing on fees with others taking pay cuts are now stuck on a $5 000 signing-on fee being demanded by the Tshabalala raised player which Bosso are said not to afford.
Demands by Kangwa reportedly saw How Mine call off negotiations on the left wing back’s intended move to the gold miners. An impeccable source at How Mine told our sister paper Sunday News that the club did indeed engage in talks with the player at the beginning of the year when he was at a national team camp ahead of the African Nations Championships.
The source said the Metallon Gold Zimbabwe-sponsored club knew that Kangwa’s contract with Highlanders was expiring at the end of March, but the player’s demands stopped them from further pursuing him.
How Mine went on to sign former Gunners, FC Platinum and Dynamos defender Qadr Amin which effectively closed the door on Kangwa reuniting with his former coach at Highlanders, Kelvin Kaindu.