ZPC Hwange threaten to boycott final
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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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.