Kaindu to join FC Platinum?

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HIGHLANDERS coach Kelvin Kaindu is reported to have signed a pre-contract with fellow Premiership football giants FC Platinum to joining the Zvishavane side next season, despite denials from all parties.

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Kaindu’s contract with Highlanders ends in December and the former champions have started renewal negotiations, but the lure of a big pay day at Platinum could see the Zambian on the move, a source confided with NewsDay Sport yesterday.

However, Highlanders chairman Peter Dube said they were working well with Kaindu.

“We have our arrangement with Kaindu and we discuss his personal terms with him not with the Press. Why should we announce to the Press what we are discussing? Kaindu is employed by Highlanders and he has not shown any sign that one of his legs is with us and the other is with another team.

“A lot has been said when he goes to Zambia, but when he goes it is with the blessing of the club. We will never follow him. As long as he keeps his time and attends to his duties in time we are not worried,” he said.

FC Platinum media liaison officer Chido Chizondo also denied that they have engaged Kaindu.

“That news has not come to me. What I know is that he has not signed any pre-contract with us,” she said.

Kaindu referred all question to the Highlanders executive. “The best people to comment on my contract with Highlanders will be my bosses. But there is nothing like that,” he said.

FC Platinum are reported to have been keen on the services of Kaindu early this year, but are said to have been deterred by buying out the remaining 12 months of his contract with Highlanders. Eventually, they settled for fellow Zambian Tenant Chilumba.

Chilumba has since left for Power Dynamos in Zambia and our sources say he recommended Kaindu to take over.

Lloyd Mutasa has been appointed to hold the reins until the end of the season. NewsDay has never got it wrong on all coaches that have gone to Platinum even before their appointments were made official, starting with the late Benjamin Moyo, Rahman Gumbo and Chilumba.

Under Kaindu, Highlanders became a force to reckon with in the league last year where they went for 23 matches unbeaten despite losing the championship to Dynamos on goal difference.

Bosso restructured their technical department and recruited Kaindu, their former striker before the end of the tenure of former chairman Themba Ndlela in 2011.

This was after the executive decided not to renew the contract of then coach Mkhuphali “Mr Cooper” Masuku.

At the time, the Zambian national had been assistant at Zanaco in his native country before joining former English Premiership side Reading on attachment.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Thobela

    Highlanders executive are on the verge of destroying the club, already its written all over that they dont like KK, the performance of the team right now speaks volumes. Surely the executive needs to put its house in order for sake of livelihoods of players and the beautiful game of soccer.

    I feel KK is totally mistreated, and he has endured a lot, I will not be hurt to see him leave the team, no one likes to live in the lions den, sleeping with one eye open. Big up to him, he has been professional enough to play it cool, despite the hatred from imbuzi lezo

    Surely if he goes, Highlanders will never be the same, and I will personally quit local soccer till further notice….

    Ke de nehile fani…

    Morena!!!

    • @Thobela

      I agree with you that KK has done wonders for the club. However, we should not lose sight of the fact that we have had great coaches before, coaches who won the leage title consecutively. Let us not fall into the trap of heroworshipping individuals even when they have glaring shortcomings. Like you rightly say, KK needs support from the executive but he should also deliver, the same goes for the executive, they need to listen to the supporters and start delivering. Sesidiniwe ngokuhlekwa ngamanye amadoda minyaka yonke.

  2. Highlanders is a very good team in the country. The incumbent gaffer and his employers should sit down and talk. Bosso, should increase Kaindu’s stipend to prevent him from leaving them. He must finish his term and win the league. Give him all the support. Heard that players are reporting for training ‘pie eyed’. Its bad.

  3. Willard Mubvumbi@ N Sithole@ke month Sotho, I agree with you guys, you have said it all. Niyishaye khona bafowethu. Niyizeke emzekweni zingane zobaba. I hope the executive reads our comments and heed our advise, as we are a Bosso family.

    Ola jobe ka matshala, olah Mubvumbi, Thobela ke month Sotho, kea leboka mwana heso.

  4. What some comments from both of you guys. Thats calling a spade
    a spade. Nothing will come out of nothing. Kaindu at bosso like Pasuwa at dembare have done wonders with players who are playing for nothing. These two big teams, its a shame. Players for these teams are playing to save their legs than getting injured for nothing. Highlanders telling the whole country that they have only pocketed &43,000 an average of 3,000 per game sinc start of this season. Unbelievable hmm? Then if so there is sort of poor marketing or no marketing at all. Just assuming things will do on their own. Makepekepe, dembare and hilanga ibosso followers, its high time we must work up and protect these innocent coaches.

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