Prosper Matutu

Double tragedy for ex-Bosso goalie

Fungai Muderere
RIGHT on the heels of losing his father, ex-Mutare City Rovers goalminder, Alfred Chiname has parted ways with Highlanders without even guarding the posts for the Bulawayo football giants.

Bosso announced on Tuesday that they had parted ways with Chiname on mutual grounds.

“Chiname had been brought in to add competition in the goalkeeping department this season and beyond. However, the club and Chiname have agreed to mutually terminate the relationship on professional grounds,” read a statement from Bosso.

After having impressed at Bosso trials, Chiname was a couple of weeks ago given time off by the black and white army to go and mourn his father.

Chiname joins ex-Chicken Inn and Bulawayo City shot stopper Liberty Chirava as one of the players that were shown the exit at Highlanders without even kicking the ball.

The stocky Chirava was fired for indiscipline in early 2015. He allegedly refused to share food with the rest of the players on their way from Victoria Falls where they had gone for a team bonding exercise.

Interestingly, Bosso recently parted ways with their second choice goalkeepers Prosper Matutu and Nedrick Madeya who were backups to first choice goalminder Ariel Sibanda last season.

Chiname and Wellington Muuya were brought in to replace Matutu and Madeya.

It remains to be seen how the Madinda Ndlovu-led Bosso technical department will deal with the goalkeepers crisisas they obviously need to replace Chiname.

Matutu is reportedly targeting a move to a team in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League after asking Bosso to terminate his contract last month.

The 27-year-old Matutu requested that Bosso bring to an end his contract which was due to expire at the end of July after being informed that the club intended to loan him out to Bulawayo City, something he was reportedly not comfortable with.

Bosso chief executive officer Nhlanhla Dube is on record saying there were some clubs that had expressed interest in Madeya, who was promoted to the senior team from Division One side Bosso 90 in 2017.

Madeya was part of the 17 players that went on strike last week, abandoning a training camp in Matopos demanding a share of last season’s league proceeds, Chibuku Super Cup and the Kembo Mohadi Charity Shield prize monies as well as camp allowances.

The players pulled out of camp on Tuesday last week only to return on Thursday after a meeting with the club’s executive.

They broke camp over the weekend and travelled back to Matopos Monday morning and they were due to change venue during the week.