Highway player exodus

MUTARE - Premier league debutants Highway FC have been hit by a massive player
exodus following non-payment of outstanding salaries and signing on fees. About eight senior players have packed their bags for greener pastures.

First to leave Highway FC were coaches Lloyd “Samaita” Mutasa and Calisto Pasuwa in unceremonious circumstances. Mutasa and Pasuwa guided the team to the premier league last year after having an eventful year in the Eastern Region Division One league. The coaches are now at Shooting Stars.

During the July transfer window, Highway FC, affectionately known as “Wega Unosekerera” in soccer circles, lost their most prized possession: talented midfielder Willard “Bute” Katsande.

Other desertions followed with former club captain Hibron “Adala Chome” Makukutu together with his brother Taurai. They are reportedly set to join Mutare United who are currently playing well in the Eastern Region Division One division. Clemence “Skude” Mkudu, a former Sporting Lions and Mwana Africa midfielder, has also left Highway.

Tear away striker Alfred “Raul” Chikohomero, who scored four goals for Highway FC, also packed his bags and is reportedly training with Shooting Stars. Chikohomero said he had not received his signing on fees since he joined the club last year.

Another talented utility player, Albert Kadengwa, who is a former Monomutapa player, also severed his ties. He is still club hunting in Harare. Unconfirmed reports say that he is linked to Shooting Stars and Monomotapa.

“Although some of the players are looking for greener pastures, the club is doing its best to meet the players’ demands. Like any other teams in the premier league we are going through difficult financial times. The prevailing economic situation has affected many clubs in the premier league,” said Mutungura.

However, he said that the club had enough competent players to fight for the teams survival in the premier league.

Highway has acquired Laison Ntalika and Malvern Dumbura who are former Eastern Lions players. They have also roped in the services of Prosper Matizanadzo from CMPZ.

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