a�?How Mine an ordinary sidea�� . . . Masomere plays down expensive team tag

HOW Mine coach Luke Masomere has rubbished reports that his expensively assembled side should be doing better following the 1-1 draw with Flame Lily on Easter Sunday at Gwanzura Stadium.

The gold miners were one of the active teams on the transfer market during off-season, but Masomere insists they did not spend much on their new acquisitions.

New arrivals included veteran forwards Limited Chikafa, Benjamin Marere and Charles Sibanda.

The trio arrived to join a frontline which already had Kuda Musharu who finished last season as the PSLa��s joint top goal-scorer with Sibanda while Chikafa was just behind in a season he was named the leaguea��s third best player. How Mine also roped in goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya from Highlanders.

a�?Ia��m not sure people know the meaning of the word expensive. Look, most of my new guys were out-of-contract players so we never bought them from any club. They were free agents and I just took them on board. People just like throwing non-existent figures around,a�? Masomere said.

The 1-1 draw at Flame Lily was How Minea��s second of the season after also sharing spoils with Chapungu in their opening match of the season. However, they boast of a 2-1 win over Dongo Sawmills and are likely to be handed three points on a 3-0 score line from their game against Caps United which the latter did not attend. – Online.