FORMER FC Platinum and Highlanders midfielder Welcome “Warowa” Ndiweni has committed his future to Bulawayo City and is set to sign a two-year contract with Amakhosi.
Ndiweni, who is at the moment a free agent, confided in B-Metro Sport that his heart was still with the Philani “Beefy” Ncube-mentored side.
“As footballers or as athletes, this Covid-19 issue dealt us a heavy blow. At the moment I don’t have a running contract with Bulawayo City but I’m still determined to play for them. Bulawayo City is more than home to me. I’m prepared to sign two more years for the club because I enjoy a good working relationship with coach Philani Ncube,” said the ginger-haired footie star.
Ndiweni’s assurance to the club comes after they lost the services of veteran trio of Zephaniah Ngodzo, Chris Samakwere and Darryl Nyandoro.
Ngodzo is now with free-spending Zifa Southern Region Division One side Talen Vision. The duo of Samakwere and Nyandoro are with Victoria Falls-based Mosi Rovers.
City were also ditched by their championship winning coach Try Ncube who temporarily retraced to the resort town before he was recently snatched by Talen Vision to assist Mark Mathe.
Meanwhile, 12 Premiership clubs have already done their Covid-19 tests and resumed training in preparation for the league competition set to start in mid-May but Highlanders were by Thursday reportedly struggling to raise funds to send players, technical and support staff for the mandatory tests.
Giving an update on teams’ restart, Premier Soccer League chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele said they were pleased that the majority of clubs had adhered to the requirements.
He said 12 teams had conducted their tests and submitted their results.
Out of the country’s three traditional football giants, only Caps United players and technical staff have been tested while Dynamos and Highlanders players and technical staff were yet to be tested.
Triangle United players were tested on Good Friday and will start training today while Chicken Inn players were tested on Tuesday.
The other teams whose players were tested and given the green light to resume training are Tenax, Ngezi Platinum Stars, Black Rhinos, Bulawayo Chiefs, Bulawayo City, Black Rhinos, Manica Diamonds, Herentals and ZPC Kariba.
The PSL has imposed a fine of US$250 on clubs which reveal Covid-19 results and statistics.
Clubs are supposed to forward the results to the relevant medical and league offices.
From the first-round of tests, it is understood that some clubs recorded a 100 percent clean bill.