Chicken Inn as­sis­tant coach quits Piles pres­sure on Rahman

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ricky Zililo

CHICKEN Inn as­sis­tant coach Thu­lani Sibanda could be on his way back to South­ern Re­gion Soc­cer League cham­pi­onship hope­fuls Bulawayo Chiefs, af­ter he re­signed at the Cas­tle Lager Premier Soc­cer League cham­pi­ons yes­ter­day.

Sibanda who joined Chicken Inn in May af­ter be­ing rec­om­mended by head coach Rahman Gumbo said fail­ure to at­tain the club’sclubs tar­get has made him quit.

The Zifa South­ern Re­gion Divi­sion One Soc­cer League cham­pi­onship win­ning coach with Que­la­ton and Chiefs was given the same tar­gets as Gumbo, that is to col­lect 20 points from 10 games but they amassed 15 points. Sibanda’s res­ig­na­tion might pile pres­sure on Gumbo. In his let­ter ad­dressed to Chicken Inn’s sec­re­tary­gen­eral Tavengwa Hara, Sibanda said: “In recog­ni­tion to sec­tion 1.1 Terms of my con­tract, read with sec­tion 5, Pro­ba­tion pe­riod, I do hereby vol­un­tar­ily step down from my po­si­tion with ef­fect from 10/08/16. My con­tract stip­u­lated that the per­for­mance of the team, it falls short of the these ex­pec­ta­tions. I would like to say I en­joyed my stay at this club and learnt quite a lot, I wish the club great suc­cess in fu­ture.”

Chicken Inn’s chair­man Lifa Ncube con­firmed re­ceipt of Sibanda’ Sibanda’s res­ig­na­tion let­ter which came as a shock as the club had pub­licly de­clared that they are ral­ly­ing be­hind the Gumbo-led tech­ni­cal team de­spite their fail­ure to meet­mee the tar­get.

“We’ve ac­ceptedac­cepte the as­sis­tant coach’s (Sibanda) res­ig­na­tion which he ten­dered this morn­ing,” said Ncube.

Sibanda’s last ma match as part of Chicken Inn’s tech­ni­cal team was their 0 0-0 home draw against Cha­pungu which led to the club’s ex­ec­u­tive — chair­man Lifa Ncube, trea­surer Mlungisi Moyo and vice-chair­man Juta Tshuma—Tshuma — hold­ingho a “cri­sis meet­ing” at their head of­fice in Bulawayo.Bulawayo

The meet­ing didn’tdid last long as Gumbo had in­di­cated that he wanted to travel to Botswana to at­tend church busi­ness.

With Sibanda out,o Gumbo will face Sun­day’s PSL clash with High­lan High­landers hard-pressed for a vic­tory as a de­feat could mark the end of his era as Chicken Inn’s coach. Chicken Inn, on po­si­tion 10 with 23 points beat High­landers 2 2-0 in the first leg and the Sun­day clash won’t b be a stroll in the park as Bosso also need a win fol­low­ing three con­sec­u­tive de­feats. — @ZililoR

Thu­lani Sibanda

Rahman Gumbo

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