Madinda wants a striker

Madinda wants a striker
Published: 09 February 2018 (465 Views)
HIGHLANDERS coach Madinda Ndlovu is hunting for an experienced striker to lead the frontline of an almost completely brand new squad for the 2018 Castle Lager Premiership season.

Ndlovu has been given the green light by his employers to recommend the name of a striker to lead the line and handhold the relatively young Bosso squad.

The coach, who is in his fifth week of pre-season preparations, was appointed to lead Highlanders back to their old way of promoting players from the juniors instead of going to the market.

The fresh start Bosso are embarking on is, among other things, aimed at cutting costs involving the purchasing of players. They also hope this new approach will return the club to glory days.

Ndlovu is satisfied with the goalkeeping, defence and midfield departments.

"From the analysis we've done, we made it clear to our bosses that we think we have a grey area that we have to work on. Funds permitting, it will be advisable for us to deal with that area before the window closes. If funds don't permit, then we'll have to look at the boys that are in camp until the next window period," said Ndlovu.

"I think the team now only needs a seasoned striker, a hitman, someone who can bang in goals. That is where my worry is at the moment, otherwise in all other areas I'm happy," Ndlovu said.

Highlanders let go old horses, who include forward Ralph Matema, Nhlanhla Ndlovu, who has since joined Bulawayo City, and their 2017 flop Congolese Kalunga Tambwe.

At the moment, they have Gabriel Nyoni, who is more of a winger than a central striker, as well as the pint-sized Ray Lunga in their frontline.

Bosso are also hoping to capture the signature of ex-Tsholotsho FC utility player MacClive Phiri, who made cameo appearances for Ngezi Platinum Stars last season.

Phiri is among three players that were invited for trials by Ndlovu alongside holding midfielder Munyaradzi Chitambwe and unheralded Aces Youth Academy and former FC Platinum attacking midfielder Nigel Mukombe.

Ndlovu yesterday said he had signed some of the players he invited for trials, but declined to reveal their names.

The Bosso coach was happy with how his players were responding to his training programme.

"The boys are responding well to the training methods. What remains is to see if they can stand the heat. We're at a stage where we are organising friendly training games. All these youngsters are talented. The only thing we have to look at is if we are really giving them the correct ingredients so that they give us what we need. The answer to that is we have to give them a bit of some time. These youngsters are at a different level altogether, the challenges are going to be big for them.

"I believe that with the talent we have, only time that will tell what they can achieve. I think the boys will stand the pressure and work for each other. We are advocating for players to fight as a team, not as individuals," said Ndlovu.

- chronicle

Tags: Madinda, Striker, Bosso,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Trump cancels meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

by Staff reprter | 24 May 2018 | 66 Views

How new teachers in Zimbabwe learn to do their jobs

by Nhlanhla Mpofu, Sol Plaatje University and Lizette J de Jager, University of Pretoria | 24 May 2018 | 53 Views

Mnangagwa's 18 children

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 103 Views

Mnangagwa will shoot to stay in power say Hungwe

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 99 Views

Reprieve for Mugabe 'robber'

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 59 Views

Undenge alleges political persecution

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 49 Views

Mujuru, step children fight takes a new twist

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 50 Views

Chamisa comes under fire

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 62 Views

Fuel shortages persist

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 44 Views

Top cops fingered in smuggling

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 40 Views

Mnangagwa lauded for not forcing people to rally

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 52 Views

Mugabe keeps Zimbabweans MPs guessing

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 35 Views

Africa Day: internet freedoms, a way to democracy

by Patience Sibanda | 24 May 2018 | 40 Views

Duchess Meghan is pregnant?

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 52 Views

MDC-T orders primary election rerun.. Zanu-PF disease

by A Mhlongo | 24 May 2018 | 41 Views

Obiang Nguema jets in

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 50 Views

Mugabe warnes by lawmakers

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 69 Views

Tips for improving your kitchen

by Staff Reporter | 24 May 2018 | 45 Views

Mnangagwa's unit an attack on prosecutorial independence

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 38 Views

Chiefs seek peace order against Obert Mpofu

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 42 Views

Moving away from the death penalty in Zimbabwe - has the time come for change?

by Parvais Jabbar and Val Ingham-Thorpe | 24 May 2018 | 35 Views

70% of Zimbabwe's DNA test results NEGATIVE

by Staff reporetr | 24 May 2018 | 62 Views

Stabbed by ex-wife's boyfriend

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 49 Views

Mnangagwa's office exonerates Undenge

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 202 Views

Local company to print ballot papers

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 211 Views

Mnangagwa's anti-corruption charade unravels

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 84 Views

EU offers fund to audit Zim's first biometric voters' roll

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 83 Views

Mukupe in more trouble

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 229 Views

Petina Gappah targets Mukupe in smear campaign?

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 245 Views

Mnangagwa bows to Chinese pressure

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 181 Views

Mining speculators invade Zimbabwe's Great Dyke

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 84 Views

Woman discovers hubby's lover is HIV+, takes poison

by Simbarashe Sithole | 24 May 2018 | 89 Views

Attack on Khupe is criminal - Mwonzora

by Stephen Jakes | 24 May 2018 | 223 Views

NRZ's $400m mega deal equipment incompatible

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2018 | 143 Views