Simba Bhora continues with their activity on the transfer market ahead of the start of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season next month after acquiring rising star Ishe Mauchi who had stints with youth teams in Barcelona Spain.
Mauchi, 20 a tall gangling central defender with huge physique, was based in Barcelona for a couple of seasons where he featured for L’hospitalet before moving to Wospac Barcelona where he was captain. He was then snatched by Almeda which plays in the Spanish sixth tier league but an injury last season forced him to return home to recuperate.
Mauchi believes signing for Simba Bhora will give him a platform to take his career to another level as it will help him with personal growth.
“I’m grateful to Simba Bhora for not only affording me this opportunity but trusting me with it. Having played and captained an academy side in Spain playing against the best academy sides in Spain, it gave me great exposure that will bring a different dynamic to Simba Bhora as a team,” Mauchi said.
“I do believe that Simba Bhora is a title contending team from the management, the technical team and down to the players. Growth and consistency is more of a personal goal for me and what is left is to put everything down to work.”
Simba Bhora secretary general Taurai Janhi said the club has a long term vision and this can only be fulfilled by signing promising young players Mauchi.
“For Simba Bhora it’s not just looking at the upcoming season or the next season. It’s also about looking into the future and this youngsters like Ishe Mauchi are the future of the team,” Janhi said.
“Our recruitment is very strategic in that we are having players that are experienced and will give the club stability as we get into the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League. But we are also having some young players who are going to take the team forward. I’m very much optimistic that Mauchi is going to explode in the league this season. He has all the attributes of a quality defender with a height of 195 cm.”
Simba Bhora who have roped in former Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya have been quite active on the transfer market bringing in the likes of Partson Jaure, Keith Murera, Blessing Moyo, former Zimbabwe international Talent Chawapiwa, Hughe Chikosa from Bulawayo Chiefs. They also got Nigerian striker Abubakar Onifade on loan from FC Platinum.
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