Shelly Guni, Sports Reporter
BARELY a week before the 2019 Premier Soccer League season kicks off, Bulawayo Chiefs have signed five youngsters into their senior squad.
Despite losing some notable players last year in the form of Gracious Muleya, Perfect Chikwende and Andrew Tandi, Bulawayo Chief are looking forward to an exciting season.
“The technical team has selected a mixed bag of young, matured, experienced and talented players for this season.
“Staying true to our policy we dug from grassroots level and signed a number of young, talented and untested youngsters whom we believe will be our find of the season in Premier league.
“These are, Matripples Muleya Goal-Keeper, Defender Brandon Mpofu, Midfielders Ashley Ndiweni, Meluleki Nkomo and Tafadzwa Dhliwayo,” said Thulani Sibanda in a press statement.
“After a very long period of scrutiny, trial and testing, we are happy to announce that we have finally decided on the 30 players that will represent the brand Bulawayo Chiefs for the 2019 Season.
“Following the departure of a few of our seasoned players there had been a few gapes left to be filled and we had a numerous number of talented players that come through to try their luck in the team.
“A bulk of our players were returned and some of the returned players were loaned to other teams.”
The Twitter Kings went on to sign a Ghanaian, Francis Atsu.
“The search to fill the gaps left by the players who went also saw us attract players from other clubs who came and fit well in the plans of the technical team.
“Also of major note is that we had numerous foreign players who had gotten wind of our team and made their way into the country to trial to be members of Bulawayo Chiefs
“We roped in Nigel Papius from FC Platinum, Talent Machimbiridze from Highlanders, Michael Bhebhe and Tinashe Mthimkhulu from Chicken inn and we expect an exciting season.
“We expect a very exciting season full of wonderful goals from our strikers who include Farawu Matare, Kundishora Chakanyuka who have been joined by Nigel Papius, Hussain Zvakavapano and Francis Atsu.”