Texan Phiri is new Tam­buti Coach

Observer on Saturday - - Sport - By Sibu­siso Masilela

– Lubombo based side Tam­buti FC have since en­listed the ser­vices of ex­pe­ri­enced Zim­bab­wean men­tor Texan Phiri as their new coach.

The for­mer Royal Leop­ard and Malanti Chiefs coach is said to have penned a one year re­new­able con­tract with the team re­plac­ing Alou Badara, who is now un­der the books of Mba­bane High­landers.

Phiri was ex­pected to be in­tro­duced to the play­ers yes­ter­day and

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will work co­her­ently with as­sis­tant coach Themba Ts­abedze in help­ing the team com­pete ef­fec­tively in the 14 team Pre­mier League. A source close to the mat­ter re­vealed that Phiri ex­celled over sev­eral coaches that were in­ter­ested to lead the green and white en­sem­ble.

“The board has cho­sen Texan to lead the team as the new coach due to his ex­pe­ri­ence in lo­cal foot­ball. He has been cho­sen as the right can­di­date to lead the team from a panel of coaches that had ap­plied for the job,” the source said.

The team’s Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer Nathi Dlamini said they were still in the process of search­ing for their new coach.

“The board of di­rec­tors are still screen­ing CV’s of sev­eral can­di­dates that have shown in­ter­est in the po­si­tion and as a team and we will an­nounce ev­ery­thing to our sup­port­ers once the process has been con­cluded,” he said.

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