The Sunday News
Innocent Kurira, Sports Reporter
ZIFA Southern Region Division One league top goal scorer Stanson Khanye of Quality Foods is a man on demand with top flight sides including Highlanders believed to be monitoring his progress.
The lethal Khanye had before Quality Foods faced Bosso90 yesterday scored 19 goals in 22 matches this season. Quality Foods team manager Samuel Vengerai says several clubs in Division One and the Premier Soccer League were interested in signing Khanye.
“Stan has attracted the attention of several clubs in the PSL including some teams in Harare. Some teams in Division One have also made enquiries. As you know, he almost joined ZPC Kariba during the mid-season break but the two clubs could not agree terms and he came back to Bulawayo. He had impressed the coaches there in Kariba.”
Hwange FC are believed to be the club that has shown strong interest in Khanye, if they gain promotion into the topflight. Vengerai confirmed Hwange’s interest but did not divulge more information. Khanye missed eight matches for Quality Foods this season. He spent more than four weeks in Kariba and he had a three week injury layoff during the season. Had he played all those matches, he could have already gone past the 20 goal mark.
The 26-year-old striker is gifted with pace, skill and precision, and feels he is at his peak. Khanye set himself a target of 20 goals at the beginning of the season and he is just one goal shy of achieving it. He will seek to add to his tally with three games to the end of the season.
Strangely, Quality Foods are languishing in the relegation zone even though they have the league’s top marksman. Coach Lovety Mabunda has attributed that to their porous defence which has been conceding soft goals all season. [email protected]