Chaminuka lands coach­ing job in Swazi­land

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Noel Mun­z­abwa from Mba­bane Swazi­land

WAR­RIORS as­sis­tant coach Saul Chaminuka has found a new home at Swazi­land’s MTN Na­tional First Divi­sion side Mat­sapha United.

Chaminuka was ex­pected to ar­rive in the king­dom’s in­dus­trial hub of Mat­sapha yes­ter­day, ac­cord­ing to his han­dler Din­gani Maduna.

“Chaminuka has got the Mat­sapha United job,” said Maduna.

“He’s com­ing in more as a foot­ball con­sul­tant type of tech­ni­cal depart­ment leader and is ex­pected to struc­ture his de­sired tech­ni­cal depart­ment and em­power col­leagues in that depart­ment.”

Maduna claimed that Chaminuka would be­come the high­est paid coach in Swazi­land foot­ball, al­though he de­clined to di­vulge any fig­ures.

He said the new coach would also be en­ti­tled to winning bonuses and hol­i­day al­lowances on a per­for­mance-based con­tract that also takes into con­sid­er­a­tion his in­volve­ment with the War­riors.

“Ba­si­cally he will be ex­pected to garner 10 points from his first five matches, with pro­mo­tion to the MTN Premier League as the team’s tar­get,” Maduna said.

He said the lat­est de­vel­op­ments would not rock the War­riors’ 2017 Africa Cup of Na­tions fi­nals in Gabon.

“We’re not rock­ing the War­riors’ boat, but have taken into con­sid­er­a­tion his role as as­sis­tant coach.

“In fact, we’ve al­ways con­sid­ered that and even de­layed his as­sump­tion of duty.

“We were aware he was away with the War­riors in Guinea last week­end and as such, spe­cial pro­vi­sion will be made for next year’s fi­nals in Gabon as the club and Swazi­land soc­cer at large will ben­e­fit from that ex­po­sure.”

Mat­sapha United, for­merly known as RSSC United, has taken lo­cal foot­ball by storm, with their buy­ing spree un­der the di­rec­tor­ship of two busi­ness­men, Sipho Shongwe and for­mer sen­a­tor Vic­tor Malambe, who re­cently in­vested R2 mil­lion in the project.

They have lured some Swazi­land Premier League play­ers, such as Vusumuzi Zungu, Jim­moh Moses and Sa­belo Gamedze from Mba­bane High­landers, among their sign­ings.

They also roped in Mozam­bi­can Mathews Mand­lazi as their in­terim head coach.

Dubbed the “new Mba­bane High­landers”, af­ter their di­rec­tors openly de­clared their love for the cap­i­tal city giants, Mat­sapha United have also lured two for­mer Mba­bane High­landers of­fi­cials Celu­colo Dlamini as chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and Sfiso Mnisi as lo­gis­tics man­ager.

The am­bi­tious side is based at the lux­u­ri­ous Madala Lodge in Mat­sapha, which is owned by Shongwe, mak­ing them the first lo­cal team with a play­ers’ vil­lage — @NoelMun­z­abwa.

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