Kaindu, Ncube beef stews on

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - SPORT - Makom­borero Mu­timukulu

HOW MINE coach Kelvin Kaindu spoke in para­bles soon af­ter his side had con­firmed a Chibuku Su­per Cup fi­nal date with Phi­lani “Beefy” Ncube’s Harare City.

The in­sin­u­a­tion of his post-match com­ments af­ter Chiku­ru­pati had dis­missed Sha­banie Mine 3-1 at Bar­bour­fields last week­end was that the Sun­shine Boys use juju.

“For this is a bat­tle that has started and I think there will be many is­sues to come up, foot­ball be­ing played in the night. There will be bat­tles on the field of play and bat­tles out­side the field of play.

“We are wait­ing to see be­cause there is a lot in­volved be­fore and dur­ing the match. I hope God will be on our side. ”

Kaindu’s com­ments had a familiar ring. The Zam­bian read from the same script the last time he faced Ncube in a cup fi­nal. In Novem­ber 2013 the two coaches clashed in the Mbada Di­a­monds Cup fi­nal with Kaindu — who was with Bosso then — pre­vail­ing over a How Mine side that had Ncube call­ing the shots.

Af­ter the 3-0 win Kaindu de­scribed the fi­nal as a bat­tle be­tween two spir­i­tual worlds and hailed God for de­liv­er­ing the win.

Ear­lier, Bulawayo-based prophet Bless­ing Chiza had “proph­e­sied” that Bosso would beat How Mine if they avoid “us­ing juju like the team they are fac­ing”.

“The team that will play High­landers can climb the moun­tain, walk down the valley and visit any tra­di­tional healer to win the cup but God said the cup is for High­landers,” Chiza fa­mously said ahead of a fi­nal Bosso won 3-0.

Fast-for­ward four years Kaindu and Ncube will cross paths again in the Chibuku Su­per Cup fi­nal.

The script has not changed much but the se­quel fea­tures a Ncube who this time does not take the barbs ly­ing down.

“He claims to be holy and says I am a juju man. So if he is a man of God then he should pray for me to leave juju. Let us not be blas­phe­mous but I have noth­ing against him. I say what I say be­cause I am a con­fi­dent coach and not be­cause I use juju,” said Ncube. Clearly, there is no love lost be­tween Kaindu and Ncube.

“We are play­ing a team that be­lieves in other things that is their strength but for us I think we wor­ship God and we trust in the Almighty,” Kaindu was quoted say­ing.

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