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Fathi relishes another Zim dance


Former Highlanders coach Mohammed Fathi has admitted he would relish the chance to coach again in Zimbabwe if he gets a good offer.

The Egyptian had a flirtation with the Bulawayo giants in the 2009-2010 season, but the marriage ended in acrimony after the club failed to pay the coach his salary and other allowances.

Fathi had to seek a court intervention to recover the money.
Southern region supermarket chain Buscod came to Bosso’s rescue when it paid Fathi all the owed monies, including airfares back to Cairo.

Despite all the problems he faced in Zimbabwe, Fathi who is now the Egyptian senior national women’s team coach said he was ready to resign from his current contract to come and work in the country.

“I’m ready to come back to Zimbabwe if I receive a good offer. I’m ready to serve any team, be it Dynamos, Caps United, Monomotapa or Motor Action. It all depends with the offer. Right now I’m in charge of the women’s national football team here, but I would love something more challenging and tougher like the Zimbabwe league,” said Fathi.

“I had a good time in Zimbabwe; the supporters are very passionate about the game and the atmosphere in and outside the stadium was always fantastic.”

He added: “I didn’t have any problems with the Highlanders supporters, but the executive. I had a very good relationship with the supporters, but the executive tried to build bridges. The executive conducted themselves in a very unprofessional way that time, but my manager managed to sort all the things and I got all my money. I would want to come back to Highlanders because I had a wonderful relationship with the supporters and the players, but not with the current executive, I cannot work with them.”

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