THERE is a lot of movement on the transfer market during this off-season break of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL).
Several teams are keen on signing new players with the giants Dynamos, Highlanders and CAPS United busy on the transfer market. FC Platinum have their house in order as the miners play in the CAF Confederation Cup next month.
FC Platinum have already submitted their 23-man squad to take part in the African Safari.
Coincidentally, the top three teams in Zimbabwean football will be under new technical teams with CAPS United stealing the limelight after opting for an expatriate Mark Harrison.
Chapungu will also be roping in the services of former Shabanie Mine coach Jairos Tapera.
The former Shabanie Mine gaffer was in-charge of the Chinda Boys when they were relegated to First Division.
Highlanders appointed Bongani Mafu as head coach to be assisted by Mandla Mpofu while Peter Nkomo will be goalkeepers coach.
Netsai Moyo takes over from Willard Khumalo as team manager. Soon after the appointment of the technical staff, it was serious work for the team who seek to revive yesteryear glory.
Highlanders are doing an overhaul of the team as most players have grown old.
Munyaradzi Diya is moving from Dynamos to How Mine, while Mthulisi Maphosa of Highlanders is reportedly out of contract.
Bosso are currently conducting trials at Hartsfield. Rumour has it that they are courting several ZPC Kariba players. However, it remains to be seen who will make it into the black and white jersey. At Dynamos, several players have penned deals with the country’s most successful club.
First was the technical team led by David Mandigora assisted by Tonderai Ndiraya, Biggie Zuze and goalkeepers’ coach Gift ‘Umbro’ Muzadzi.
Right back Godknows Murwira is now a Dynamos player, while Tonderai Mateyaunga formerly at ZPC Kariba joins the Glamour boys this season.
Carlos Rusere and Nigel Gandari were initiated into the senior team. The two grew in the Dynamos juniors and were on loan to DC Academy (Rusere) and ZRP FC (Gandari). Striker Kelvin Bulaji crossed floor from Caps United to Dynamos.
Negotioans are still going on at the blue and white army for old players like Devon Chafa, Simba Sithole and Thomas Magorimbo.
So far Tawanda Muparati has left the club to join Luke Masomere’s How Mine (Chikurupati).
Midfielder Russell Madamombe renewed his contract with the Glamour boys while the future remains uncertain for several players.
The old players will need to impress the new technical team. CAPS United were in a nation-wide tour scouting for talent. Like Highlanders and Dynamos, the Green machine have a new technical team led by Mark Harrison. A number of new faces might be at CAPS United this year as some players left the club while old players and the team are locked in a salary dispute.
However, there is still time for the two warring parties to settle before the deadline for registration.
Recently promoted sides are also making frantic efforts beefing up their squads. Tsholotsho FC, Flame Lily, Whawha and Buffalo Jnr will be the new teams to join the premiership this season.