Gumbo to quit Township Rollers


Nomadic former Warriors coach Rahman Gumbo (pictured) could be on the move again.
After scooping the league and cup double last season with Botswana beMobile side Township Rollers, Gumbo is now linked with rivals and 2008 champions Mochudi Centre Chiefs, who finished second.
Sources at Chiefs said: “What I can tell you is that he has agreed in principle to join Chiefs.”
“The sources continued: “Some players are disappointed at the way the management has treated them after winning the league, don’t be surprised if they move to join Gumbo at Chiefs.”
Gumbo denied the reports linking him with Chiefs, but confirmed that his contract with Rollers expires at the end of August and he has not discussed any new deal with his current employers.
“That is news to me because I have been away on holiday in Zimbabwe and only came back to Botswana on Thursday. My contract is ending next month and I’m still to think about my future,” said Gumbo.
Chiefs’ spokesperson Clifford Mogomotsi told Mmegi that after Mike Sithole deserted the club for Gaborone United, his committee looked elsewhere and at the moment, they are in negotiations with a high-profile coach.
“Unfortunately I can’t reveal his name right now because that might jeopardise our negotiations. I can’t stop you from speculating but when the time is right, we will release a press statement to that effect,” he said.
Gumbo coached Highlanders to two league titles before moving to Caps United, the now defunct Sporting Lions and finally Motor Action before moving to Malawi where helped MTL Wanderers to the league title in 2007 before quitting in 2008. He then moved to Botswana after signing a two-year deal with Rollers in the 2008/2009 season and guided them to fifth position in his first year before leading them to a first league and cup double.