Chaos at Bosso, Kaindu’s future uncertain

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HIGHLANDERS coach Kevin Kaindu could be on his way out of the club as Bosso embark on a major technical team shake-up ahead of the upcoming Premier Soccer League season.

Report By SUKOLUHLE MTHETHWA Sports Reporter

Sources privy to the goings-on at the club yesterday said the Zambian coach’s future was uncertain due to his alleged links with previous club chairman Themba Ndlela.

Former coach Mkhuphali Masuku, who was unceremoniously sacked at the start of last season, is said to be on his way back with negotiations believed to be at an advanced stage.

“Kaindu might not be coming back to Highlanders. He was appointed as head coach by the Ndlela-led executive. Current chairman Peter Dube wants to appoint his own coaches,” said the source.

The latest development comes a few days after another report claimed that assistant coach Bhekithemba Ndlovu and a number of technical members were also believed to be sitting in the departure lounge for similar reasons.

Highlanders manager Amin Soma-Phiri, team doctor Xolani Ndlovu and physiotherapist Loyal Nyika have also reportedly fallen out of favour with the executive and are heading for the exit door.

Contacted for comment on the rumoured shake-ups, Highlanders chairman Peter Dube fumed: “How can you ask that question? How can you say we don’t want to work with them when we have been working with them the whole year? I will not dignify your story by responding to that.”

Manager Soma-Phiri told our sister publication The Standard last week that his future at Highlanders was uncertain.

Dube took over the reins as Highlanders chairman after he garnered 184 votes shrugging off a challenge from Ndlela who got 143 votes in the elections that were held earlier this year.

Kaindu, who has been on a two-year contract, guided Highlanders to one of their best performances in the 2012 season after woeful displays in recent years.

They went 23 matches unbeaten, but lost the title to eventual winners Dynamos on goal difference.

However, despite the impressive record by the Zambian gaffer, another source yesterday said some members of the current Highlanders executive still felt he was not the right man for the job.

Meanwhile, the technical bench shake-up might see the return of some of Highlanders’ trusted sons with former midfield general Willard Mashinkila-Khumalo leading the pack.

Mashinkila-Khumalo, who has coached in neighbouring Botswana and other local clubs, is tipped to be appointed to the technical set-up as assistant or team manager.

Juniors coach Dumaza Dube has not been left out of the puzzle that is set to lead Highlanders next season.

28 COMMENTS

  1. @Peter Dube, if there’s a grain of truth in this story, Baba Dube then your stripes will be removed by stress from the staunch BOSSO fanatics, why change a winning coach. KK for life,it shall be well!!

  2. It might prove disastrous to highlanders to change coaches willy nilly, give the current coach another season with the mandate to win the league, he needs time to settle in his job

  3. Mr Dube,you strike me as a circumspect leader,if there is any substance in the above story,then vanity is not consistent with a man of your standing,to arbitrarily terminate the contracts of the technical team is unecessary,Kaindu has done incredibly well relative to our mediocre perfomances over the last six years.Don’t rock the boat.

  4. I do not buy this story. Part of the off season rumour mill, as there is nothing that sells papers these days. It just does not make sense and goes against the grain of reason, so believe it as your personal choice.

    • Thanks Gutsie. I am not surprised the standard of journalism in our different media houses has deteriorated so badly.Why rush rush to publish unsubstantiated stories yet you could have confirmed with the Highlanders executive. MAMTHETHWA do not use sources that tarnish your credibility. The readership will abandon your stable for credible newspapers.

  5. uchess skhuza yikho athi yi green lies lokho…….u peter dube he is talking the very opposite of that,who did the reporter talk to ku BOSSO?just sources……!!!!

  6. joke of the year 2012. Hapana zvakadaro. Vemapaper tengesaimapepa enyu zvisina tsvina mukati. Madi kunyora kuti mvura yanaya?

  7. DUBE ngaasiye coaching staff. After such a perfomance woda kuchinga zvinhu. Kumusha kwedu kwakamboita sei, we seem to like zvinhu zvekupenga, defying logic always nxaaa

  8. Well it’s the nature of these executives,they always want their own,ltis true as no reporter can just come up with a story which you know this Peter fellow can sue the publication as lies and defamation.Yes one might support Bosso and deny but hey at times take reality and fire him Dube as he does not have the club at heart.What kind of a chairman who says KK is not the right man for the job,ah ah ah am realy buffled after going 23-0 mmmm kunzima.BOSSO FOR LIFE

  9. naked lies,give us the names of your sources.as a matter of fact kaindu is returning on Sunday to take charge of Monday training session.lingathola isikhathi likwane!!

  10. Peter if you are very serious with you job at highlanders leave Kaindu alone coz l can see that you are now starting to lose the plot. What has Mashinkila achieved that you consinder him better than Kaindu (not that l have anything against Willard). As for Khupha you can make him an assistant for Kaindu otherwise he is worse than Kaindu. Highlanders is a great and big club so we need great coaches not chancers like Willard and Mkhupali. We need cups and importantely league championship not to be just there in the league like ordinary teams like Hwange, shabani, harare city etc.

  11. If the story is true, it will be another greenlight for Dembare to have another league & cup double. AND after that we will be looking for another becoz there is no competition in Zim

  12. Dai maCompanies aiOperator that way vanhu vangadai vakapera kudzingwa mabasa coz of engagements 4rm previous adminstrators.

    Highlanderz yanga yakadhakwa the past 4 seasns r so bt last year they shocked every1 neperfomance.

    If the story z true,vanoda coach akaita sei?firing and hiring of coaches haisi solution but iconfusion n the part of management.

  13. isu madembare tinoda iyeye Kaindu wacho. Ndiye atori nani pakutipa competition haiwa vanakupali kupali venyu ava.

  14. yenzani madoda-executive lizayibukela lodwa, njengoba ingama le team lisitsho ongafuniyo kayekele, kuzekelathina kumbe lina. kanti alifundi lilani

  15. Good people we have to treat this story with suspicion,especially coming from this writer.These are juss rumours meant to make the paper sell.In our rightful senses,where in the world have you seen what Newsday alleges happening.And we are tired of the unnamed sources that Newsday relies on.

  16. @ JOJO IF BEATING UP COACHES IS WHAT YOU CALL COMPETITION SIZALIBAMBA LIYA SILIBALA………………………..NXAAAAAA

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