28 May 2018
ABSA Premiership side Bidvest Wits, who are expected to make an overhaul for next season, could snatch Ngezi Platinum star players in June.
The club’s technical director was in the country to watch the log leaders play Harare City at Baobab on Saturday before returning to South Africa yesterday.
Although he did not give anything official, highly-placed sources said the Wits man had come to watch players from both teams.
However, it is Ngezi Platinum’s Terrence Dzvukamanja who is believed to be the top target while Michael Charamba could have caught his eye.
After the game, Ngezi Platinum coach Tonderai Ndiraya said they will need to beef up mid-season, but the reality is that they have to work with the prospect of even replacing some of his star players if they are prized away.
“Look, we have a good squad this year, better than last year. We have the liberty to swap positions and we would still get the same output.
“I’m quite impressed by the players we have at the moment but there are certain areas we need to improve,” said Ndiraya.
On Saturday Ngezi Platinum floored Harare City 3-1 at Baobab. Terrence Dzvukamanja, Kelvin Bulaji and James Nguluve scored for Ngezi while Wilfred Muvirimi reduced the margin.
“We also need to beef up when we get to the mid-season. Our center backs, yes they are good, but we don’t really have enough cover there.
“When we get to mid-season, we further strengthen the team in that area.”
Their attack has been frightening.
“There is great competition there. We also have Clive Augusto there. And that really shows that we have good depth in the team.
“We always hammer that into our players, if you do not score then you have to do something, you have to assist.
“I’m very happy that our motto here is that we value an assist more than a goal.
“When they go in there, especially the forwards, they know what to do, either to score or to assist. So they put all their effort in trying to do that and I’m glad they have come to the party.”
Apart from top scorer Dzvukamanja, the other attackers have not been guaranteed places.
“We want to keep our players guessing, even in the squad we don’t have what we call these are our players. We consistently shift the team so that we get the desired results.
“I think what we have done so far is quite good, we have managed to rotate our squad and keep them in the freshest condition possible. I think that is what is keeping us going,” said Ndiraya.