Warriors pleased with moves

The South Africa-bound Zimbabwe national team duo of Peter Moyo and Milton Ncube were on cloud nine this week.

Winner again -  Moyo
Winner again – Moyo

The two players are set to leave Bulawayo-based Highlanders for their new bases later this month, after they signed for Absa Premiership sides. They become the first stars to sign for top SA clubs directly from Bosso in many years.

The last player to make such a move was Ralph Matema, who joined Orlando Pirates in 1997. But they wish for better fortunes than the former Bosso hit-man, who is currently languishing in the lower-rung National First Division, where he plays for Witbank Spurs.

"It's always every player's dream to play in a more professional league like that of SA," said Moyo, who joined the Clive Barker-coached Mpumalanga black Aces. "I have been working hard for a move like this one and I am very much aware a lot of challenges await me. But the team already has a lot of fellow countrymen who will help me settle in and guide me to develop into a greater player."

He conceded that it would be very difficult to forget Bosso, where stars are turned into cult-heroes by the multitudes of supporters. "Bosso gave me light and I will always have them at heart wherever I go. I will appreciate to continue getting support from the fans even if I won't be playing for their most-loved team anymore. I needed to move on in life and I know they really appreciate that."

National team utility player Ncube also expressed delight about his move to Ajax Cape Town, having signed after he impressed scouts during the national team’s CHAN run. He signed a two-year-contract with a one-year option of renewal and will join the Urban Warriors towards the end of June, according to the team’s media liaison officer, Mark Meyer.

“When I received the news that one of the teams in South Africa was interested in my services, first did not believe it and this move is a dream come true to me,” said the former FC Windermere player.

“I know there will be a lot of expectations, but I’m a professional footballer who knows how to adjust in any kind of situation. There is nothing I will do magically. All I need to do is enjoy my game and bring some change and stability to the team.”

He will be joining up with fellow Warriors player and former How Mine striker, Simbarashe Sithole at the Mother City, while Moyo is expected to team up with veteran goalkeeper, Energy Murambadoro and defender Method Mwanjali, should the latter opt not to return to parent club Mamelodi Sundowns following the expiry of his season-long loan at Amazayoni.

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