We need you back home!
IF there is a void that needs to be filled by teams that draw a large following from the Zimbabwean football fraternity, if they hope to return to winning ways, is that left by players who left for greener pastures.
Highlanders, Dynamos and Caps United lost Prince Dube, Christian Ntouba Epoupa and the 2017 top goal scorer Dominic Chungwa respectively before the beginning of the 2018 season.
After their departure, all the three teams have failed to groom a player that would follow in the departed goal poacher’s footsteps that has resulted in their poor performance in the first half of the season.
Highlanders requested the services of their former striker Prince Dube from the South African side Super Sport United so that they could return to winning ways.
The former Zimbabwe youth international has been confined to the bench at Matsantsantsa (Super Sports United nickname), whom he joined in July last year and they will be hoping to use him in the second half of the season.
As for Dynamos, they are reportedly luring their goal poacher back to Zimbabwe so that he could replicate his stellar performance last year ending the season with 12 goals.
Their gaffer Lloyd Mutasa said the player could help bring the lost Dynamos pride back.
“I wouldn’t want to get into those issues because it involves the administration. But Epoupa is Dynamos at heart and it cannot be a surprise if he comes home,” said coach Lloyd Mutasa.
“We only have a few slots, probably just two slots. When you have players on contract and you push them away and they don’t get contracts elsewhere it becomes a burden to the team,” said Mutasa.
Caps United gaffer Lloyd Chitembwe he still mourns the loss of the 2017 goal scorer Dominic Chungwa to South African topflight outfit Polokwane City, who ended the Castle Lager Premier Soccer league with a total of 17 goals.
He reckoned that life won’t be the same without his services.
“We could depend on the goal poacher, he delivered for us when we needed him to. We didn’t take the cup but we performed well for a big club like us,” said Chitembwe.