Nichrut eye Mutyakureva

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Mukudzei Ching­were Sports Re­porter

PREMIER­SHIP new­boys Nichrut have opened ne­go­ti­a­tions with Dy­namos coach­ing tar­get Phile­mon Mutyakureva, with a view to en­gag­ing him to lead the team in the rel­e­ga­tion dog­fight for the last five games of the sea­son in the ab­sence of in­jured John Nyikadzino.

Mutyakureva was on top of the DeMbare’s wish list fol­low­ing the sack­ing of Lloyd Mu­tasa last month, but the youth­ful gaffer re­port­edly turned down the of­fer and the Harare gi­ants turned to Lloyd Chigowe. The Shu­rugwi-based side are not safe from the chop and their tech­ni­cal de­part­ment has been re­cently hand­i­capped, with Nyikadzino vir­tu­ally ruled out for the rest of the sea­son to re­cover from in­juries he sus­tained in a car ac­ci­dent re­cently.

Nyikadzino was in­volved in a car crash along the Shu­rugwi-Gweru High­way on his way to As­cot Sta­dium where his side was due to host Harare City in a league game last month. He was dis­charged from hospi­tal yes­ter­day, but his club have been left in a cor­ner of bother with­out his tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise ahead of the league run-in.

Club chief ex­ec­u­tive Ad­mire Ha­pazari last night told The Her­ald they have opened ne­go­ti­a­tions with Mutyakureva to save the team from the drop. “The good news is that coach Nyikadzino has been dis­charged from hospi­tal and we want to thank every­one who has been sup­port­ing us dur­ing this pe­riod, ZIFA, PSL, CAPS United, Cha­pungu, FC Plat­inum, all the teams in the Cen­tral Re­gion Di­vi­sion One and a num­ber of foot­ball stake­hold­ers have all been sup­port­ive.

“Although the coach has been dis­charged, I do not think he will be im­me­di­ately avail­able, but the doc­tors will give us di­rec­tion. For now we have opened ne­go­ti­a­tions with Mutyakureva to take charge of the team on a care­taker ba­sis.”

Ha­pazari said if Nyikadzino re­cov­ers, he will con­tinue as the head coach and Mutyakureva will be his as­sis­tant.

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