Breaking News

Mamelodi Sundowns declare war on Bosso

by Sports reporter
17 January 2013 | 6798 Views
MAMELODI Sundowns have declared war on Highlanders when the two Southern African giants clash in a potentially explosive soccer international friendly in two weeks' time at Barbourfields Stadium.

Speaking at a press conference at the Highlanders offices along Robert Mugabe Way after a tour of Barbourfields and Luveve Stadia yesterday, the crack South African side's technical director, Trott Moloto told the Highlanders chairman Peter Dube that they will not be anything friendly about their match.

"Let me say this now Dube that we are not going to have anything friendly on the field of play on that day, no.

"We are taking this match seriously," said the former Bafana Bafana coach who jetted into the city on Tuesday afternoon together with the club's technical analyst Harris Chueu.

The respected Moloto said besides bringing a full strength squad for the Zimbabwe tour where they will also play against the reigning Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions Dynamos, and their neighbours, Caps United, the Brazilians will come to Zimbabwe with two other international players whom he did not name.

"These two guys have already been identified and the coach is assessing them right now and if impressed they will come along.

"I will not name them now but I can tell you that they are very big names in the game," he said.

He reiterated his earlier stance that while they are not in the country primarily for scouting purposes, the door was not closed especially if they see a good player.

The ABSA Premiership outfit could be on a double mission, to prepare for the second half of the season as well as scout for players.

Chueu is actually also their chief scout.

"The coach has told us which positions he wants reinforced and we are looking into that," said Moloto, without being specific on the positions.

However, their head coach, Pitso Mosimane, speaking on the club's official website revealed that they are looking for a centreback and a natural left winger.

"We are in the market for a centreback and a natural left winger, because those are the positions we need to strengthen," Mosimane, also a former Bafana Bafana coach is quoted as saying.

Moloto said they chose Zimbabwe's top three sides so that they get used to playing tough foreign opposition teams who will give them the necessary test that could see them mounting a strong second half challenge back home.

"There is also the Nedbank Cup that is competed by as many as 32 teams from our lower leagues right up to the Premiership.

"Winners of this cup get the ticket of representing South Africa in the Caf Confederation Cup and as Sundowns, we want to win it and represent our country so playing these three big teams here will give us the perfect measurement," he said.

Speaking at the same occasion, Highlanders chairman, Dube said the club was thrilled at having such a crack outfit visiting and were looking forward to a fruitful relationship.

"There is so much that is on the way by having these guys here. The club obviously will benefit immensely from their visit," said Dube.

Chueu said Mamelodi Sundowns' visit to Bulawayo was long overdue and it was in a way, a gesture of thanking the city for providing them with talented players.

Peter Ndlovu, Alexander Maseko, Henry Mckop and Esrom Nyandoro all from Bulawayo have played for Sundowns. The city's ties with South African clubs dates back to the mid 1970s when  Ebson "Sugar" Muguyo joined Kaizer Chiefs.

"Sundowns benefited a lot from Zimbabwe players, especially from Bulawayo, you talk of the likes of Alexander Maseko, Peter Ndlovu and now Esrom Nyandoro.

"It's now time to give back to this City because over the years we have enjoyed good relations," said Chueu.

Meanwhile, the two technical men have expressed satisfaction with the state of the two stadia, Barbrourfields and Luveve as well as the standard of the hotels they visited.

Luveve Stadium will be used for their training sessions before the clash at Barbourfields Stadium on 29 January.

Moloto said while the venues were not yet ready, he was happy with the assurance from the Bulawayo City Council and Highlanders and was confident by the time the match kicks off, the facility would be ready.

"The state of the pitch at this time of the year is normal. There is nothing to write home about especially coming after the festive season where people were on holiday.

"Even back home we experience such things after an off-season where the grass will be overgrown so like I said we are impressed by what we have seen," said Moloto.

The duo were taken around by the Highlanders chairman, Dube, secretary Andrew Tapela and interim treasurer Jerry Sibanda as well as player agent, Omega Sibanda.




Their first port of call was Barbourfields Stadium where workers were busy working on the turf, especially on areas where there were patches.The rest of the pitch needs to have the grass cut but the state of stadium is better than last season.

Moloto and Chueu flew back home yesterday afternoon.

Mamelodi Sundowns Bosso

Source: TC

Does Prophet Magaya's anointing oil work?

Yes
17.51%
No
70.24%
Spiritual matters
12.25%
457

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Drama as chief flees from vengeful villager - A chief from Matabelelan...

by Staff Reporter | 05 March 2015 | 163 Views

Cops in hot soup over bribe - Three Gwanda police officers were arrest...

by Staff Reporter | 05 March 2015 | 205 Views

Zanu-PF dismisses as 'nonsensical' renewal sanctions - Audio - Zanu-PF...

by Ndimyake Mwakalyele | 05 March 2015 | 282 Views

Nkosana Moyo joins Implats board - Former Industry and International T...

by Mafu Sithabile | 05 March 2015 | 1677 Views

Bulawayo commissioned a new suburb - Emhlangeni - BULAWAYO City Counci...

by Lulu Brenda Harris | 05 March 2015 | 2174 Views

Thieves wreck havoc eNkulumane - NKULUMANE residents are unable to res...

by Senzeni Ncube | 05 March 2015 | 1806 Views

Professor Jonathan Moyo on state of education sector - This week's Big...

by Professor Jonathan Moyo | 05 March 2015 | 1062 Views

Bulawayo City Council to conduct own census - BULAWAYO City Council (B...

by Staff reporter | 05 March 2015 | 483 Views

Zimbabwe opposition must change from confrontation to cooperation - It...

by Dr Tapiwa Shumba | 05 March 2015 | 633 Views

Education Ministry explains Schools Performance Rankings - THE DEPUTY ...

by Staff Reporter | 05 March 2015 | 750 Views

Rapist pastor's trial opens - The trial of Abundant Life Global Minist...

by Staff reporter | 05 March 2015 | 841 Views

Mugabe pays tribute to resilient civil servants - President Robert Mug...

by Staff reporter | 05 March 2015 | 1249 Views

Tsvangirai engages Gweru - Movement for Democratic Change President...

by Luke Tamborinyoka | 05 March 2015 | 1109 Views

Why was Trevor Ncube refused a radio licence? - THE MOVEMENT for Democ...

by Staff reporter | 05 March 2015 | 1368 Views

MDC-T calls for disbandment of BAZ over radio licensing scandal - THE ...

by Staff reporter | 05 March 2015 | 602 Views

Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe should immediately be disbanded ...

by Obert Chaurura Gutu | 05 March 2015 | 504 Views

50c bond coins expected by end of March - Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RB...

by Staff reporter | 05 March 2015 | 708 Views

ZUJ condemns death threats on NewsDay reporter - The Zimbabwe Union o...

by Staff Reporter | 05 March 2015 | 758 Views

Entertainment

Skyz Metro FM promises to shake airwaves - SKYZ Metro FM, the newly li...

by Senzeni Ncube | 05 March 2015 | 766 Views

TV Programme Concepts Requirements - Dear independent producers,Thank ...

by Staff reporter | 03 March 2015 | 1751 Views

Fireworks expected on the Easter Weekend in UK

by Staff Reporter | 03 March 2015 | 1269 Views

DStv annual price increase effective 1 April 2015 - MultiChoice Afric...

by Mafu Sithabile | 02 March 2015 | 3960 Views

Popular Zim dancehall chanter arrested for fraud

by Liberty Dube | 27 February 2015 | 4682 Views

Group pens song for Mugabe - A 7-member group from Acturus has release...

by Staff reporter | 21 February 2015 | 2124 Views

Mathias Mhere saga takes new twist - Gift Mahlupeka, who allegedly che...

by Staff reporter | 20 February 2015 | 11178 Views
iBlog

Four In 10 Americans Face Regular Online Fraud Attacks

Microsoft offers four primary tips to help protect users from identity theft:• be selfish and defensive with personal information by not sharing sensitive details in emails, and instant and text messages• create, use and keep secret so-called “... Read More
SecNews 24 October 2014 ago

Those Behind Tb Joshua Watch Photo Proof!

when this couple (dave and angie) were indicted of being the masterminds behind tb joshua watch, the blog admins refuted it and denied any sort of connections with the couple, but that’s not what the facts portray as precisely every single one ... Read More
pointblank 13 July 2014 ago