PSL Round-up with Brenna Matendere

Confirmation by Highlanders’ chief executive Ndumiso Gumede this week that Bosso were assessing former Orlando Pirates striker Takesure Chinyama for a possible deal should have come as sweet news to the side’s fans wishing to end their PSL championship drought.


Gumede said though no concrete deal had been penned, Chinyama was an asset and could change the game Bosso have played in the first half of the season. “We are still looking at him (Chinyama). The first thing we want to be sure of is which place to fit him but we all know his skills,” said Gumede.

Chinyama joined Pirates after he had impressed in the blue and white jersey of Dynamos, but suffered a dip in form that forced him back to Zimbabwe via Platinum Stars. His previous dance in the league before going down south saw him becoming a regular goal-getter at DeMbare and this becomes another factor that could see him rise again should he join Bosso.

Now on top of the log with 30 points, three ahead of the trailing duo of Dynamos and Caps United – who shared spoils with a 1-all draw on the much-hyped Harare derby last weekend, Bosso know they have to use the current transfer window period, which lapses on July 31, to put together an arsenal of players that can bring back the glory days come December.

Unconfirmed reports have linked MaKepekepe’s midfielder Hardlife Zvirekwi and the return of aggressive foward Njabulo “Tshiki” Ncube to the black and white side.

Meanwhile, the Harare derby featuring Dembare and the Green Machine that failed to produce an ultimate winner last weekend, gives everyone involved time to make amends when the two sides clash again in a reverse fixture this weekend, which marks the beginning of the second half of the PSL action.

The two Harare rivals are now tied on 27 points and hope to ascend to the top in the event leaders Bosso slip when they also play Methembe Ndlovu’s Rovers. Rhinos face How Mine while Buffaloes’ mission will be to beat Chiredzi for the second time in as many weeks.

Energy side ZPC Kariba, who electrocuted Chicken Inn with a 2-0 win last weekend, hope to continue with the fine run again when they meet again in the coming fixture, this time in Bulawayo.

Triangle will have the test of Chapungu in Gweru, on their first visit to the city since joining PSL. The second part of Zvishavane derby is again on between FC Platinum and Shabanie. Still uncertain of their future in PSL, Harare City travel to the Colliery for a date with Hwange.

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