PSL Round-up

More than 30 players signed by the PSL sides during the transfer window period whose curtain came down last week have a chance to either impress or sink into obscurity.

Lloyd “Samaita” Mutasa
Lloyd “Samaita” Mutasa

So far only Caps United’s new forward, Kevin Bulaji, has made his arrival felt, after he scored the solitary goal that saw the Green Machine off to a 1-0 win over visiting Chicken Inn at the National Sports Stadium to cancel last week’s dejecting 2-1 defeat by Dynamos.

The former Black Mambas duo of strikers Nicholas Alifandika and Honey Chimutimunzeve have also shown some signs of brilliance, but more is expected from them by the Kepekepe fans. The same applies to Malawian centre-back, George Nyirenda, who joined the club as a free agent.

The Sengu brothers – David and Ronald – have the biggest task at their new paymasters Chiredzi FC, as they need to save the side from what looks like imminent relegation. Muchineripi Muneri, who completes the list of new signings for the Gishoni Ntini-coached outfit, will also hold hopes for the “Sugar Sugar” boys.

Shabanie Mine, themselves still unsecure in the league, were not outdone in the market, as they snatched three players from Chiredzi – Brighton Pamhirwa, Wellington Kamudyariwa and skipper Rowan Nenzou. Terrence Majo, who joined from How Mine, should also pull up his socks if his presence in the asbestos mining town is to be felt.

FC Platinum coach Lloyd “Samaita” Mutasa has already commended the comeback of midfielder Benjamin Marere but it is perhaps Blessing Sahondo who was promoted from the side’s Under 19 team and Ashley Mukwenya from rivals Shabanie Mine, who are faced with the test to prove their worth.

Energy side ZPC Kariba already possessed great talent before the window period, but decided to snatch Botswana’s former Mochudi Centre Chiefs asset, Terrence Gonzo, to reinforce their squad. Elvis Meleka also joined them from Caps.

Tapiwa Dephstara arrived at Highlanders in style and was the only player officially unveiled to the media. What now remains is for him to fit into the Bosso system and justify the frenzy that accompanied his arrival.

Njabulo ,“Tshiki” Ncube also returned to the club from FC Platinum, while Triangle and Warriors marksman, Pascal Manhanga, needs a lot to do after an uninspiring debut in Bosso’s 0-0 draw with How Mine.

DRC striker Fabrice Mbimba joined Dynamos as a free agent, but it is young Abel Gwatidzo – recalled from loan at Chiredzi, who will have to silence a section of Dembare who still feel he is a reject.

Left-back Elisha Muroyiwa may not be under-pressure but returnee Rodrick Mutuma still has to show why coach Calisto Pasuwa has faith in him.

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