Nomadic coach Moses “Bambo” Chunga will be directing operations from the Caps United bench during their Premiership match against Shooting Stars at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon.
Chunga rejoined struggling Caps United on Tuesday following the dismissal of Lloyd Chitembwe.
Ironically, Chunga will come face- to- face with the team he unceremoniously quit under mysterious circumstances in July.
However, it will be interesting to see the reception that he will receive from Caps United fans who pressured him to resign from the club during his first stint.
Said Chunga yesterday: “Of course I will be on the bench tomorrow (today) and I have already met with the players and we are expecting to collect all three points in the match.
“Our target is to finish the season in a better position than we are at the moment and it will require a lot of teamwork and support from the fans,” said Chunga.
Asked about his long-term future at Caps United, Chunga said he had signed a contract that will see him at the club until the end of the season as the caretaker coach.
He said he would decide whether or not to extend the contract when the at the appropriate time.
“We will cross that bridge when we get there. At the moment I’m focusing on taking over until the end of the season as the caretaker coach,” Chunga added.
Chunga took over the reins at Caps United less than 24 hours after under-fire Lloyd Chitembwe left the club by mutual agreement with the Caps executive.
It remains to be seen if he will bring consistency to the side that has been doing well in cup matches while struggling for consistency in the unbranded Premier Soccer League.
On Sunday, Caps salvaged a draw against Kiglon in a match they did not deserve even a point after being out-played for the better part. Shooting Stars’ equally nomadic coach Gishon Ntini said his team was ready to collect maximum points.
He said: “It’s always difficult to play a club like a Caps United when they are struggling but we will definitely collect the three points after 90 minutes.”
l Meanwhile, former Premier Soccer League vice-chairman Willard Manyengavana who was now the chairman at Shooting Stars, was sacked after unexplained differences with club owner Joe Sengeredo.
He has since been replaced by Charlton Zuze who was the vice-chairman at the club.