Highlanders Technical Manager Madinda Ndlovu has debunked speculations that the skillful midfielder Denzel Khumalo has been missing on his match day squads due to discipline related issues.
The exciting midfielder has seen the action only once so far this season, missing out on the team’s four league matches and the Independence Cup final which Highlanders eventually won, beating long time rivals Dynamos 2-0 at the giant National Sports Stadium.
Khumalo featured in the team’s season opener against Black Rhinos, but lasted for only 53 minutes, making way for Peter Nyirenda who turned things around for Bosso who were down by a goal, to salvage a 1-1 draw.
Quizzed by journalists about Khumalo’s whereabouts in press conference held on Thursday afternoon at the club office, Ndlovu said he was shocked by the allegations that the adept midfielder was missing in the team due to discipline related issues.
He said the player was legging behind on fitness levels, but was showing a very positive attitude as he is working hard to rediscover his fitness.
“He is working on his fitness levels. Denzel played. He played in our first match against Black Rhinos, look for the team sheet. He did not finish the match simply because he is not fit. He will be fine. We will work on it. He is a brilliant player. If he finishes the program he will be back,” said the Legend who celebrated his 54th birthday today.
Last season the player was relegated to the club’s developmental side Bosso90, to work on “few aspects of his game”, but he was recalled to the first team mid season where he went on to have probably the best six months of his entire career.