Harare City sign Musaka, Bizeki
DESPERATE to avoid last season’s agony of flirting with relegation, Harare City have taken the first steps of strengthening their side ahead of the 2020 Castle Lager Premiership by signing former Highlanders midfielder Ben Musaka.
Musaka had an indifferent season with the Bulawayo giants which saw him getting limited game time before suffering an injury towards the end of the season, which saw him undergo a successful operation and is joining the Sunshine Boys following the expiry of his contract.
The former Young Warriors Under-20 captain, who was recommended to Highlanders by Peter Ndlovu, became City’s third signing following the arrival of utility player Zvikomborero Bizeki from Yadah FC and forward Emmanuel Mandiranga, who was with relegated TelOne FC last season.
There is no doubt the trio’s experience will come in handy for City coach Lloyd Chitembwe, who is desperate to assemble a competitive side following the departure of some of his top performers from last season.
The Sunshine Boys have lost star midfielder Tatenda Tumba, forward Ismael Wadi and hard tackling defender Munyaradzi Diro-Nyenye, who were snapped by Harare giants CAPS United following the expiry of their contracts last season.
Tumba and Wadi were some of the players Chitembwe had hoped to build his team around following a difficult 2019 season which saw the Sunshine Boys survive relegation right on the last day of the campaign.
Wadi played an influential role for the Sunshine Boys’ relegation fight after finishing as the club’s top goal scorer which saw him being invited for trials at Stellenbosch in South Africa as well as Buildcon in Zambia although he chose to remain in the country.
City have also re-called the pair of Emmanuel Zinyama and Innocent Zambezi, who were on loan at relegated TelOne.
City are also still assessing former Dynamos defender Godfrey Mukambi, who was released by the Harare giants, while former CAPS United trio of Godwin Goriati, Prosper Chigumba and Hardlife Zvirekwi are also hoping to impress the coaches.