By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Highlanders FC have officially parted ways with veteran striker Mkhokheli Dube (37) after spending one season with the club, the Bulawayo giants confirmed to this development.
Dube also announced the end of his marriage with Bosso on Facebook.
The former FC Platinum and Bulawayo City striker also expressed his gratitude to the club and former coach Mark Harrison who had offered him another opportunity to turn out for his childhood club.
He then bemoaned Covid-19 pandemic saying he was aimed at playing more games for Bosso before hanging his boots.
However, the outbreak of the pandemic has let his hope down as it forced government to suspend all football activities in the country for 1 year.
“Having retraced my footsteps to my home, Highlanders FC last year, I would have loved it to be my last club to have played for before I retire but COVID happened and the club decided against renewing my contract.
“I’m grateful for the chance I was given by coach Mark Harrison and will always be indebted to the club for my development and the 3 championships I won during my time with Bosso.
“To the Bosso fans thank you so much for your support and love that you have given me. I’m a Bosso child and Highlanders is in my DNA,” he shared on his Facebook page.
Meanwhile, posting on Highlanders FC official Facebook page the team thanked Dube for the time he spent with the club.
“We are grateful for the services you offered to the club during your long-playing career which has been characterized by hard work and discipline.
“We wish you all the best in your new challenge, and leave our gates open for another possible reunion in future. #SIYINQABA,” the club shared on Facebook.
Donning the Black and White jersey for the second time, the 34-year-old forward only played one game, thus the March 2019 Castle Challenge Cup that Bosso lost 2-0 to reigning champions FC Platinum at Barbourfileds Stadium.
However, the striker said he is yet to retire from football and he revealed his new home.
“Now I have been given an opportunity to move to an ambitious project where I will join Talen Vision Fc, thanking everyone that has made this possible,” Dube revealed.
According to a source, the Mandla Mpofu coached side is likely set to venture into the transfer market before the season starts, in search of another striker after losing Tinashe Makanda to city rivals, Dynamos FC.
Nonetheless, the team recently roped in 7 new signings including, reigning Soccer Star of The Year Joel Ngodzo, striker Toto Banda and utility player, Pritchard Mpelele.
Meanwhile, government through the Ministry of Sports okayed football the return of football in the country though firstly in a mini-league format in May.
It has also been indicated that the 2021 Premier League campaign is expected to commence in July.