The three players who are legally owned by Highfield United — a baby of diversified company Twalumba Holdings, were loaned to Mambas at the start of the 2011 soccer season.
Twalumba Holdings also unveiled a US$650 000 sponsorship package for Black Mambas, which was to run for the next three years. The sponsorship was effective from March 1 2010.
Mambas received US$250 000 for the 2010 season, and were about to receive US$200 000 for the 2011 and 2012 seasons respectively before the deal was prematurely terminated last month.
However, it did not end there as Highfield United decided to recall their players to boost their team in Division One.
Twalumba Holdings group executive chairman Nkululeko Sibanda told Standardsport that Highfield United had seen it prudent to recall the players to boost the side.
“We had loaned these three players to Mambas yes, but we had a bad start in the 2011 Division One soccer as we lost four of our opening games before forcing a draw, so we need them to assist in this cause.
“Instead of signing more players for Highfield United, we thought it was proper to bring these two (Kabwe and Ncube) back home to try and enhance our chances. As for Ndlovu, he has not made any decision but I can tell you that he is still eligible to play for Mambas,” Sibanda said.
In addition to the two, Highfield United is looking forward to taking advantage of the transfer window which opened on July 1, to beef up their squad.
“We are always guided by our technical team. They have told us that they need a defender, particularly one person who plays the right back position and one utility player who will make things happen for us,” Sibanda said.