Zimbabwe Saints are courting nomadic Masvingo United coach Luke Masomere.
Chikwata want Masomere to head the technical department in the absence of Willard Mashinkila-Khumalo, who is reportedly not feeling well.
An impeccable source yesterday told NewsDay Sport that Masomere was due to meet the Chikwata executive late Sunday for an interview.
“Masomere will be arriving in Bulawayo late today (yesterday) to meet the Chikwata executive. As you know, the head coach is not feeling well and they do not know when he will be back for duty. They will actually hold an interview with Masomere,” the source said.
Zimbabwe Saints’ secretary-general Caleb Sengu yesterday professed ignorance of the meeting with Masomere saying he was in church, but would be meeting with the executive later.
“I am in church right now. I don’t know anything, but I am meeting with the other guys later,” Sengu said.
However, Masomere confirmed that he was in Bulawayo on Sunday and he was going to meet with the Zimbabwe Saints executive.
He said the meeting did not mean that he was joining Chikwata as he was on his way to Botswana for personal business.
“I am in Bulawayo right now, but I am on my way to Botswana to buy spares for my car. It is true that I am going to meet with the Zimbabwe Saints’ executive, but that does not mean I am joining them,” Masomere said.
Last week Chikwata sacked assistant coach Agent Sawu with chairman Felix Dzumbunu saying it was just a technical reshuffle.
Dzumbunu said one of the assistant coaches, Edmore Sibanda, would be taking over. Ndlovu said Mashinkila-Khumalo had been placed on compassionate leave due to ill-health.
Zimbabwe Saints, who acquired Eagles’ franchise, have been mired in a myriad of problems since the beginning of the season characterised by player truancy allegedly due to salary and allowances issues.