OUTSPOKEN Bulawayo City gaffer Philani “Beefy” Ncube has said the unregistered duo of Zibusisiso “Mzimara” Sibanda and Welcome “Waroowa” Ndiweni will not easily walk into the team in July.
Over the years, Sibanda and Ndiweni, have been Ncube’s trusted lieutenants; they were surprisingly overlooked before the start of the remodelled Chibuku Super Cup.
“At the present moment they are not part and parcel of the team, but we can consider them in July when the transfer window opens. That is if we think we want their services. They are not registered for this tournament, but they are training with the club. They will not just walk into the team,” said Ncube, a former Chicken Inn, How Mine and Harare City coach. In 2019, Sibanda and Ndiweni were instrumental in City’s promotion into the country’s elite football league at the expense of Talen Vision.
With Sibanda, a former Caps United defender, still yet to be registered, imposing centre back Douglas Sibanda is the stand-in Bulawayo City captain. Douglas retraced his footsteps to Bulawayo City in 2020 after a one year playing stint at Talen Vision.
Meanwhile, following their winless streak in the Chibuku Super Cup, Ncube underscored the need to motivate their players.
“We will finish this competition as log anchors. The battle is now between us and Bulawayo Chiefs but we can still progress to the next stage of the tournament if we do well in our last three games. There is a serious need to motivate our boys,” said Ncube.
On Sunday, the city fathers fell 1-0 at the hands of Highlanders. In their first game of the tournament, they went down 2-0 to Chicken Inn before they played a two-all draw against Bulawayo Chiefs.
City are tied with Bulawayo Chiefs on one point in a Group Two, that has log leaders Chicken Inn and second placed Highlanders.
Both Gamecocks and Bosso are on seven points, but the former sit at the apex of the log courtesy of a superior goal difference of +4. Highlanders are on +2.