Diwa acquisition a coup: Luphahla

Sports Reporter
TSHOLOTSHO FC have moved to strengthen their squad for the 2016 season by acquiring midfielder Collins Duwa from relegated Dongo Sawmill on a three-year contract. Several other prospective players are on trial.

Mustafa Bhonyora, Prosper Zimbidzi and Bruno Madanhire, who played in the South African lower tier leagues in 2015, are on trials and expected to sign for the Zhwane Boys as they move to assemble a formidable side that won’t battle relegation throughout the season.

Tsholotsho technical manager Joel Luphahla said the acquisition of Duwa was a coup for his side.

“The boy is very talented and no doubt he will help take the team far as soon as he establishes himself,” said Luphahla.

Head coach Lizwe Sweswe promised their supporters that they would witness a vast improvement from the team this year.

“I believe in recruiting young players because they still need the experience and we will help in developing them into a stronger team,” said Sweswe.

He said veteran Luphahla would also be registered as a player, but would only feature whenever the technical team felt his experience was needed on the field.

Tsholotsho survived relegation on the last day of the season last year after they drew 1-1 against Harare City and Dynamos beat Buffaloes 1-0.

The Mutare-based army side was occupying the last relegation spot and was condemned to the unfashionable world of Division One football.

Tsholotsho had gone into their final game of the season facing the real prospect of getting the chop as they were only separated by a single point from Buffaloes.

Tsholotsho went into the last match on 30 points and Buffaloes on 29 points.

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