Former soccer stars clash


Coaches from around the country clash in the reverse fixture of the Soccer Coaches’ Union of Zimbabwe match at Luveve Stadium today.

The two sides played a 2-2 draw in the first leg at Gwanzura Stadium last month.

Union treasurer and representative for the Southern Region, Marko Dube, yesterday told NewsDay Sport all was set for the match today.

“We want to unite the coaches through this game and enable them to speak one language. It is also time for fans to see their former players in action,” he said.

Dube said they have also organised the match because they wanted to address other issues that affect them.

“Very often we see coaches being chased away from their jobs unexplicably, but nothing is done. Mostly unions deal with football coaching clinics, but when the coaches are fired no action is taken. We want to discuss the issue of contracts as well,” Dube said.

He said they will have a meeting tomorrow at a local hotel.

“We will also have a meeting for the interim committee on Sunday (tomorrow). That is where everything will be discussed, But we are not breaking away from Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches’ Association. It is our mother body. Ours is only a labour body,” he said.

Football coaches expected to feature in the match are the Ndlovu brothers namely, Peter, Adam and Madinda, Agent Sawu, Willard Mashinkila-Khumalo, Joel Luphahla and former players like Zenzo Moyo.

These will be representing the Southern Region.
The Northern Region will be represented by Moses Chunga, Brenna Msiska, Lloyd Chitembwe and Mischeck Chidzambwa, among others.