Highlanders FC are trading with caution and seem to have opted to delay the announcement of their new coach.

The club is keeping the name of the new gaffer under carpet pending the expiry of Erol Akbay’s contract which expires on the 31st of December.

However, indications are the club has sealed a deal with their former son Madinda Ndlovu.

The black and white army will wait until Akbay’s contract formerly expires despite the Dutch expatriate indicating his intention to terminate his marriage with Tshilamoya.

Highlanders acting chairman Modern Ngwenya was evasive on the issue of Bosso engaging a new coach.

Indications are that the club is wary of repercussions associated with violating contracts, especially involving foreign coaches.

Highlanders had a disappointing 2017 season which saw the club being a punching bag for minor clubs like Yadah FC, Shabanie Mine and relegated Tsholotsho.

A talented winger during his playing days, Madinda is not new in the black and white camp having featured as a player from 1989-1994 and as a coach in 2009.

He is also a firm believer of the junior policy.

Madinda has had stints with Botswana’s clubs Orapa United, Center Chiefs, Nico United, Township Rollers and Mochudi Center Chiefs and boasts of three league titles with Township Rollers.

It remains to be seen whether Madinda will steer the Bosso ship to the Promised Land and bring smiles to multitudes of Tshilamoya fans who last tasted a league trophy in 2006 under Methembe Ndlovu.