Shelly Guni, Sports Reporter
NGEZI Platinum Queens coach Tatenda Shinya has rubbished claims that he has signed nine new players during the mid-season transfer window which closes today.
The out-spoken coach was being accused of luring players to his club ahead of the second round which is due to start next month.
However it has emerged that the Mhondoro–Ngezi based Queens have only signed five players.
Amongst the new signing are two players from Beta Queens which happens to be his former club.
“There are rumors circulating that I have signed nine players.
“Those are just malicious lies by people purporting to cause confusion.
“What is the point of getting such a huge number when I already have 16 players?
“We have managed to get Sonia Chari from Glow Petroleum, Taslima Mudimba from Lusumbami, Alice Tewera from Harare City, Blessing Kahari and Christine Kadandara from Beta Queens,” he said.
Asked on why he decided to have an additional squad, Shinya said:
“We took these players just to boost our squad especially in the second round because the competition is getting tougher.
“I also saw it fit to bring the much needed exposure and experience in the team though this incoming players needs to work hard to get first team Jersey.
“Our target as a team is to win games as many as we can and finish in top five since this year we are on the rebuilding process.
“I have confidence with all my players and the inclusion of new players will bring much competition at training which is healthier to the team because you play the way you train,” he said.
The Rainbow Amateur Netball League mid-season transfer window opened on July 15 to 31.
Meanwhile, Thelma Maseura has moved from Black Rhinos to RioZim whilst former Goldreef player Sbheke Ncube moved to Zvishavane based-Platinum Queens.