FORMER Highlanders and Chicken Inn skipper Felix Chindungwe has set his sights on joining former Castle Lager Premier Soccer League outfit Hwange where he will have to impress interim head coach Nation Dube.
Chindungwe (35), was deemed excess baggage by Bosso at the end of the 2016 season before he went to have a short playing stint with Tsholotsho FC.
At Tsholotsho, the dreadlocked defender only lasted for six months before heading to Namibia to seek greener pastures.
“I’m still helping the club during this pre-season period. I’m not fully in charge of the team but I must say, Felix Chindungwe was here in Hwange where he expressed interest to join Chipangano. He is still around and he is a player that any coach will need for a bruising Division One campaign because he boasts of vast experience,” said Dube.
Dube recently called for teamwork and unity of purpose if the coalminers are to make a quick return to the Premiership.
“The task at hand will be made a lot easier if there is team work and unity of purpose by everyone associated with this great club. Hwange has a big history in the nation’s football and it will make me happy to ensure they quickly bounce back to topflight football. I will obviously make some adjustments on the squad at my disposal so that we are competent and make the community happy again,” said Dube .
Hwange were previously relegated in 1982, 1985 and 1987, but they have never stayed beyond one season in Division One.
In the 2017 season the coalminers were relegated together with Tsholotsho, Harare City and Bantu Rovers.
Chipangano reportedly have 19 players that are still contracted to the club and look set to be the mainstay of the campaign in the Zifa Southern Region Division One league.
These include Taimon Mvula, Crispen Dickson, Shepherd Gadzikwa, Tendai Mate, Delic Murimba, Crybert Muvuti, Andrew Tshuma and Morestuff Ncube.
For a quick return into elite league the club was ready to re-engage out of contract players, who include Melvin Mekiwa, Nomore Chinyerere, Justine Kaunda, Obert Moyo, Collen Muleya, Gilbert Zulu, Craven Banda and Wilfred Munorwei.
Only five players, goalkeeper Collen Phiri, Admire Banda, Oscar Lungu, Elvis Meleka and Morebrain Joseph sought clearance to leave the club at the beginning of the year.