Veteran coach Cosmas “Tsano” Zulu and former Warriors striker Agent Sawu have been co-opted into the Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches’ Association (Zisca)’s Bulawayo Metropolitan Province branch leadership following withdrawal of some members.
Zulu and Sawu were appointed to the leadership of the Bulawayo coaches together with Sakheleni Nxumalo after Under-17 and Premiership team Chicken Inn assistant coach Mandla Mpofu and Seymore Dube left the association.
Sawu and Zulu come into the association as committee members.
The move was confirmed by the Zisca’s Bulawayo Province secretary Marko Dube yesterday.
“We have sat as an executive after the other members left, but the appointments of Zulu, Sawu and Nxumalo into the executive was ratified at a meeting that was held last Saturday. They come in as committee members after the departure of Mpofu and Dube. They have been informed and we are waiting for their letters of acknowledgement,” Dube said.
The leadership of the province is headed by chairman, former Chicken Inn coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube and his deputy Smanga Mhlanga.
Dube is the secretary while the organising secretary is Kona Tshabangu.
Tobias Mudyambanje is the acting treasurer following the departure of Dube.
Meanwhile, the executive committee will meet tomorrow to discuss, among other things, moving a motion to approach the mother-body with a view to revise affiliation fees for coaches, which they felt were too high.
Dube said coaches were shunning affiliating to the association as they felt the annual fee of $20 was exorbitant.
Old members are required to pay an affiliation fee of $20 per year while new members pay $30 to Zisca.