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Tanzania’s “Vodacom Premier League” newbies Singida United have lined-up three high profile signings from Zimbabwe as they prepare for life in the topflight.

The three are defenders Elisha Muroiwa and Simba Nhivi of Dynamos and CAPS United respectively and Chicken Inn’s attacking midfielder Raphael Kitinyu.

“I am going to sign a new contract. I will not be undergoing trials but to finalise the negotiations and sign a deal. I understand the team will be signing me, Elisha and Simba although I can’t speak on their behalf for now,” he said.

His contract with Chicken runs out at the end of the year, however, he was quick to add that the move is official.

Nhivi started for “the Green Machine” in today’s 1-1 draw away to TP Mazembe in the Confederations of African Football (CAF) Champions League at Stade Mazembe, Lubumbashi.

Nhivi and Dominic Chungwa were the only two forwards CAPS registered for their continental onslaught, and his departure could severely dent their chances.

The three adds to a growing list of Zimbabwe nationals – seeking greener pastures in the East African nation.

Moneybags Azam FC is home to Bruce Kangwa, who penned a three-year-deal from Highlanders last year. Method Mwanjali crossed over to Simba Stars in July same year, while Donald Ngoma and Thabani Kamusoko have been at giants Yanga SC for the past two years.

Singida United based in the Singida region, central Tanzania, are owned by businessman Yusuf Mwandami, who is a Yanga SC member, according to records.

The club is also said to be bankrolled by the Minister for Home Affairs Mwigulu Nchemba, who is the Member of Parliament for the area.

African Football Writer contributing @Soka25east | Commentator; appeared on @MySoccerAfrica, @KweseSports, @ntvkenya, others | Keen follower of African Football. E-mail: bonfaceosano@gmail.com

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