players from Ghana’s Volta International Sports Academy (Visa) have reportedly
joined Central Region Division 1 outfit Shabanie Mine football club (fc)
popularly known as Bvaru Bvaru starting this season.
trio is said to have been in contact with the club and one of the players,
Julius Welback, is already in Zvishavane awaiting finalization of his work
19-year-old striker Ishmael Dadson and goalie Johnson Kofi Osei aged 20 are the
other two players who have reportedly agreed to join the Zvishavane based side.
Bvaru spokesperson Weston Wesley confirmed that the club has acquired the
services of three foreign players and called upon the corporate world to rally
behind the club this coming season.
true, one Ghanaian is already here and the other two Dadson and Kofi are
supposed to arrive on February 7. We are leaving no stone unturned in our quest
to regain promotion in to the top flight league. We are appealing to the
corporate world for sponsorship as you know that there has to be a combined
effort in order for us to achieve our goal,” said Wesley.
an interview with TellZim News, King Ishmael Kwasi Amegatsey the Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) of the players parent Academy confirmed that the two
are yet to arrive in the country and said he was confident that the players
will add value to Shabanie Mine FC.
I can confirm that one player has arrived and the other two are expected to
land at Robert Mugabe International Airport this Friday. Ishmael spent eight years
at the Academy and we felt that he had matured enough to play at any level.
is also another great player who has tried his luck at a couple of top clubs
across Africa including Orlando Pirates. I’m optimistic that they can make a
positive impact at the club if awarded a chance,” said Amegatsey.
Fc coach, Timothy Maphosa said he welcomes the Ghanaians and believes the three
will add value to the team but said the club has fallen victim of player exodus
in recent years because they can’t afford better remunerations.
good that we are going to have new players from Ghana but our biggest fear is
losing them to other big clubs if the players exhibit good skills. Last season we
had to start afresh after we lost almost the whole squad during the transfer
window and I had to look for players from the social league and from Division 3.
fc is a very big brand and almost every team in Zimbabwe has a Shabanie flavor
so it is my plea to the Zvishavane business community to grab this chance and
be part of the history of bringing back lost pride,” said Maphosa.
from Verenga Empire and Barmlo Company but the deals need a backup.
2020 Division One season is expected to start in March although many teams are
reportedly weighing their options whether to take part or not due to the
soaring economy which has not spared the football fraternity.