FC Platinum coach Hendrikus Pieter De Jongh says the club already has players on its radar to replace star forward Silas Songani who is on the verge of signing for Sudanese club Al Hilal.
Speaking to NewsDay on Tuesday, De Jongh, however, conceded that losing Songani will be a big loss for FC Platinum as the club prepares for the CAF Champions League set to start at the end of November. He said:
Songani has special qualities. That is a loss. He may be our best player at the moment because of his European experience and his individual technical qualities.
We are most likely going to look for a top replacement. The targets are already there, but I cannot reveal their names.
FC Platinum spokesperson Chido Chizondo confirmed that Songani is leaving for Sudan this week and will sign for Al Hilal if they agree on personal terms.
Songani only played one competitive game for FC Platinum – the 2-0 win over Highlanders in the Castle Challenge Cup in March before the league was suspended because of the Coronavirus crisis.
Last Jesi, who was on loan to FC Platinum from Manica Diamonds, has reportedly signed a three-year contract with the Sudanese giants.