Kaindu first How Mine coach to fin­ish sea­son

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Reporter

HOW Mine coach Kelvin Kaindu will this af­ter­noon be­come the first ever coach for the gold min­ers to fin­ish a sea­son since the team broke into the elite in 2013. The gold min­ers take on Bulawayo City at Bar­bour­fields Stadium.

In their in­au­gu­ral sea­son How Mine en­gaged for­mer High­landers coach Phi­lani Mab­hena who how­ever lasted just six months with the club ap­point­ing his then as­sis­tant Phi­lani Ncube.

Ncube was not to last too as he quit in a huff in Au­gust 2014 and the club re­mained un­der the aus­pices of an act­ing coach un­til the end of the sea­son.

Along came the self-pro­claimed doc­tor of foot­ball, Luke Ma­somere, at the be­gin­ning of the 2015 sea­son and the club re­port­edly gave him an open cheque to buy play­ers.

How Mine then were touted as pre-sea­son cham­pi­onship favourites with the qual­ity of play­ers at their dis­posal. It wasn’t to be, lead­ing to Ma­somere “re­sign­ing” with just seven games be­fore the end of the sea­son.

Amid nu­mer­ous spir­ited de­nials from both par­ties, How Mine even­tu­ally hired Kaindu, buy­ing out his con­tract from Tri­an­gle United.

This af­ter­noon, the Zam­bian men­tor com­pletes his 30th league match with the gold min­ers with the duel against an ad­min­is­tra­tively trou­bled Bulawayo City.

Per­son­ally though for Kaindu, this is his worst sea­son as a coach in Zim­babwe as he has never fin­ished out­side the top four since 2012.

His so­lace will be get­ting into the top eight, a race which he is fight­ing with Harare City and Ngezi Plat­inum.

Hwange, while they can fin­ish on the same num­ber of points (39) are out of the race for that spot un­less they beat High­landers by a min­i­mum of 15 goals with­out re­ply to­mor­row.

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