Amakhosi hunt for new coach

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© NEWLY-PROMOTED Castle Lager Premiership  side Bulawayo City have started conducting interviews as they seek to get the best technical manager, who will ensure the team compete with other top flight teams.

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Amakhosi returned to top flight football after they were crowned the 2019 Zifa Southern Region Division One Soccer League champions.

However, upon their return, the Bulawayo City Council-sponsored side found themselves with a challenge to quickly hunt for a coach to immediately begin the preparations of this year’s season as their coach Try Ncube is a holder of a Caf B coaching badge which does not allow him to take charge of a Premiership team.

This saw them applying to Zifa to have Ncube allowed to lead the side in the topflight without the minimum qualification.

They are yet to get a response from Zifa, according to Bulawayo City chief executive officer Horace Ndubiwa. He however, confirmed that they have already started conducting the interviews.

“We are in the process of interviewing different coaches. We have shortlisted a number of coaches and expect to have made a decision by end of this week,” Ndubiwa told the Daily News.

“We have a number of potential coaches that we are looking at and the board will make a decision on those recommended to them. The process is ongoing and we hope to agree and finalise with one of the coaches by the end of the week.”

Some of the coaches that City reportedly short-listed include Bulawayo Chiefs coach Thulani Sibanda, Philani “Beefy” Ncube, Farai Tawachera and Mark Mathe. By yesterday only Beefy and Sibanda had been interviewed.

However, sources close to the development indicate that former City coach and city council employee Beefy stands a higher chance for the top post by virtue of him being their son.

Added to that are reports that Beefy reportedly played an influential role in assisting the team to get it promoted back into the top flight league as he worked behind the scenes on a number of Division one matches.

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