AFTER months of denial, Luke Masomere is the new head coach of Premier Soccer League (PSL) club Buffaloes.
REPORT BY KENNETH NYANGANI
He leaves Shabanie Mine after stating that he was leaving the Zvishavane side some months back, but refused to state his destiny.
In July, NewsDay Sport spotted Masomere in Mutare and the coach was formally interviewed by the Buffaloes bosses and signed a one-year contract this week. He will be assisted by the former team’s head coach Timothy Masachi, who the Buffaloes leadership believes is an asset and want him to learn from the 2003
championship-winning coach (Masomere) with the now defunct AmaZulu.
Buffaloes spokesperson Tendai Chitowa was not reachable for comment yesterday, but our sources confirmed the deal was done. Masomere was also not available either for comment.
“Masomere signed a one-year contract this week in Mutare and he is set to start his new job early next month. The deal was signed secretly and its very unfortunate that the Press now knows about the deal because we wanted to announce it next week or early next year,” a source close to the developments said.
A senior player at Buffaloes who commented on condition of anonymity said Masomere has already contacted him for his services next year.
“My contract is due to end this month at Buffaloes, but Masomere contacted me saying that he wants to retain me,” the player said.
Masomere has a mammoth task to lead the army side after they were almost relegated from the PSL after coming 12th with 39 points.