ZPC Hwange threaten to boy­cott fi­nal

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felt it was an op­por­tu­nity to get some­thing.

The win­ners will pocket $1 500 and los­ing fi­nal­ists $800. Los­ing semi-fi­nal­ists will get $400 and teams that bowed out in the quar­ter-fi­nals will re­ceive $200.

“We have been liv­ing like paupers de­spite play­ing for a big in­sti­tu­tion like ZPC. How do you live on just $40 for two months? It’s peanuts and some of us are con­sid­er­ing not com­ing to Bu­l­awayo,” said one player.

ZPC Hwange were last week walked over by ZRP Bu­l­awayo at their Chakona Sta­dium in Hwange af­ter re­fus­ing to leave their dress­ing room af­ter warm ups.

“Some of us are still con­sid­er­ing com­ing over and play­ing; you never know what might hap­pen,” said another player.

If the elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tors even­tu­ally come for the fi­nal, it prom­ises to be full of thrills and spills, as both teams have a dif­fer­ent agenda to fight for.

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Gib­son Homela.

Homela is a for­mer mem­ber of the Zifa high per­for­mance tech­ni­cal com­mit­tee. Zifa tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Tau­rai Mang­wiro and Nel­son Ma­ton­gorere are the course in­struc­tors.

Un­like a Caf C course that is as­sessed by a lo­cal coach, a for­eign coach sec­onded by Caf will as­sess the Bu­l­awayo course.

“Caf will send a for­eign coach to as­sess the course a few days be­fore ex­am­i­na­tions. Coaches will go through the tech­ni­cal, phys­i­cal, tac­ti­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal as­pects of the game. Dr Xolani Ndlovu will take the coaches through the sports medicine and sci­en­tific as­pects of foot­ball,” said Homela.

Ndlovu is a for­mer High­landers team doc­tor. Zifa re­cently re­vised min­i­mum re­quire­ments for na­tional teams and PSL club coaches that com­pelled coaches to be hold­ers of Caf A Li­cences to­gether with Zifa Level 4 cer­tifi­cates to sit on their re­spec­tive tech­ni­cal benches.

The new min­i­mum re­quire­ments cas­cade down to pri­mary school coaches.

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