SENIOR SPORTS WRITER
HIGHLANDERS defender Peter Muduhwa put ink to paper with Tanzanian giants Simba Sports Club where he will be attached for the duration of the team’s Champions League campaign.
Simba has been busy on the market looking for players to boost their squad for continental football where they progressed to the group stages after accounting for Zimbabwe champions FC Platinum 4-1 on aggregate.
Wekundu waMzimbazi already have Perfect Chikwende in their books signed from the platinum miners last week.
The deal was engineered by renowned Zimbabwe football agent George Deda who has since relocated to Tanzania.
“I’m pleased that my hard work has paid off, though people tried to hijack the deal at the 12th hour,” Deda told the Daily News yesterday.
Earlier Deda had shared with this publication that Simba were looking for a centre back to take part in the Champions League and in their domestic league because their transfer window closed last week.
“It’s still the same conditions nothing changed from what Simba offered. He will be with them on a free loan for just six games of the Champions League but in the event that they progress to the quarterfinals or maybe to the final then he will play a few more games.”
Simba immediately christened the Warriors defender with a nickname as they officially announced the signing.
“Welcome to Mzimbazi Master of Defense. Welcome to the big family of the national champions defender Peter Muduhwa. Simba fans, we welcome you with both hands and we believe you will do a great job in the Champions League championships and the Simba Super Cup,” said Simba on the social media platform.
Meanwhile, Highlanders’ Annual General Meeting and the elective congress that were scheduled for January 30 and February 7 respectively have been put on hold after the club sent their request for clearance to the respective authorities late.
“Zifa wishes to inform the football fraternity and the nation that indeed Highlanders FC applied through the Premier Soccer League (PSL) on January 11, 2021 but Zifa received the request on January 25, 2021. Zifa subsequently sent the request to the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) on the same day,” Zifa spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela said in a statement yesterday.
“SRC promptly responded yesterday (on Tuesday January 25, 2021) and advised Zifa that the request was late for approval processes to be completed in time for the proposed events. SRC also noted that the request was not accompanied by elaborate Covid-19 protocols for the event. The sports governing body further stressed that gatherings had been suspended under the new lockdown measures in terms of Statutory instrument 10 of 2021. Consequently, SRC recommended the postponement of the Highlanders FC meetings.”