Seasoned striker Newman Sianchali leads a cast of experienced former premier league players who have joined ZPC Munyati ahead of the Ruvimbo Funeral Central Region Soccer League season which begins mid next month.
Sianchali who made his name at Hwange before doing duty for Highlanders, CAPS United and Dynamos was with ZPC Kariba last season.
Byron Madzokere who played for Yadah before moving to ZPC Kariba via Dynamos, also switched base from Kariba to the Midlands side along with former CAPS United and Yadah forward Godknows Mhangani. Toto Banda who was recently released by Highlanders is also among the experienced stars brought in by coach Godfrey Tamirepi along with ex Triangle defender Tyler Mugoniwa and former Harare City defender Bright Chayambuka.
With the new acquisitions, ZPC Munyati looks strong enough to challenge for the league title but Tamirepi is not reading much into that as he is still focused on moulding the team.
“It’s just the pre-season and we are still working on the four fundamentals of the game. I can’t rush to conclude because we are still trying some combinations,” Tamirepi said.
“We are still working on the fitness and tactical awareness of the players. We are going to continue having some friendly matches so that we gauge the readiness of our team to compete when the season starts.”
ZPC Munyati have been doing their business quietly and have so far played a number of friendly matches including against Premier Soccer League side Triangle. They are also going to engage Northern Region Soccer League club Chegutu Pirates in another friendly match this weekend.
The Ruvimbo Funeral Central Region Soccer League 2023 season promises to be an exciting one with the top clubs in the league reinforcing their teams to fight for the championship title. Chapungu who are among the favourites along with TelOne, have recalled their players who were loaned out to other teams. Blessed Mbavarira, Collen Kwaramba and Gracious Mleya have been called back from Black Rhinos while Tineyi Chitora and Allen Tavarwisa are also back at the Clemence Zuze coached team.
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