11 January 2018
HIGHLANDERS will need to stand their ground if they are entertaining chances of retaining utility player Simon Munawa.
H-Metro can confirm that the midfielder, who is out of contract but set to renew, has been unsettled and could join any of the Bulawayo-based teams.
The developments come at time when captain Rahman Kutsanzira has also crossed the floor to join champions FC Platinum, leaving the new coach to select a new leader.
“Highlanders are keen to retain the services of the player. They have made moves but the reality on the ground is that the deal can be hijacked by the more financially stronger teams and Chicken Inn could be the likely destination.
“It will all depend on how much the Gamecocks push to get the player, a development that could be a blow for Bosso,” said a source close to the player.
In the past, former coach Erol Akbay accused Bosso of letting the good players go and leaving the technical team in a rebuilding exercise.
Munawa was regarded as one of Bosso’s most important players in the just ended season, a period they also lost striker Prince Dube mid-season before their title campaign went off rails.
Meanwhile, Kutsanzira officially waved goodbye this week.
“I would like to bid farewell to this great club Bosso. I want to thank all the Bosso staff, teammates, coaches, managers for time we spent together working together, not forgetting the fans who cheered me on from the day I set foot at Bosso. It was never easy to make this kind of decision but still I had to make it,” Kutsanzira said.
“Memories I had at Bosso will forever be in my heart. The club shaped my career, made me grow to be what I am today and as such am so grateful.
“While some may not accept this decision, what remains is that I’m so grateful. I appreciate the six and a half years I spent at the club from July 2009-2011 then 2014 to 2017.The club gave me the platform to showcase my talent.”