Winston’s four months in the cold

05 Aug, 2022 - 00:08 0 Views
Winston’s four months in the cold Winston Mhango


Fungai Muderere
FOUR months after parting ways with Bulawayo football giants Highlanders, midfielder Winston Mhango last weekend shuddered in disbelief when his debut appearance in ZPC Kariba colours was delayed by a lack of proper player documentation.

Mhango’s departure at Bosso came as no surprise as he had struggled for game time this season, making only one league appearance in the nine matches that had been played by the end of March.

He had fallen down the pecking order, with on-fire Nqobizitha Masuku and Adrian Silla forming a formidable central midfield partnership.

Rodwell Dhlakama

“I have been working hard at training after I was called by ZPC Kariba coaches Rodwell Dhlakama and Godfrey Dondo to come join them.

I am happy that they showed so much trust in me and I have since signed a contract.

With the month-long midseason transfer window having come and gone, I was expecting to get my player licence on time.

However, that has not been the case.

“I will have to work a little longer before I start doing official duty for ZPC Kariba.

It is painful because I have been on the side-lines for too long,” said Mhango who watched his new paymasters from the terraces play a goalless draw against Chicken Inn at Kariba’s Nyamhunga Stadium alongside fellow new signing Wellington Taderera.

Mhango (33),who was previously at Hwange and FC Platinum before joining Zambian side Kabwe Warriors, was released by Bosso in March, a development that saw the Bulawayo football giants promote players from their developmental side, Bosso 90.

Darlington Munkuli and Archford Faira were promoted from the developmental side.

At relegation-threatened ZPC Kariba, Mhango will be expected to form a good combination with other veteran players that include nomadic Newman Sianchali, Brian Juru and Moses Demera.

Mandava Stadium

On Saturday, ZPC Kariba will meet Bulawayo City in one of the two Chibuku Super Cup preliminary round ties to be played at Mandava Stadium.

Kick-off is at 1PM

Two hours later, the other fixture will see Cranborne Bullets fight it out against Whawha at the same venue.

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