MOSES Chunga has been appointed Premiership football club Buffaloes head coach.
He replaces Luke Masomere who left to take up a job at How Mine.
Buffaloes chairman and Mutare businessman Hlanganiso Matangaidze last night said: “It’s a done deal. He has vast experience.”
Chunga, who has also coached Dynamos, Caps United, Shabanie Mine and won the league title with Gunners in 2009 was recently relieved of his duties at Chiredzi FC.
Ealier, Buffaloes secretary Arnold Gatsi had said: “We are going to appoint a new coach, but certainly it will not be Timothy Masachi. Yes, it might be Chunga, but there are certain issues that need to be ironed out first and that will be resolved tonight (yesterday),” he said.
The outspoken Chunga has been in Harare in the last few weeks after he parted ways with his former club FC Chiredzi in controversial circumstances.
Chunga, who was the head coach and also a director at Chiredzi FC, fell out with other members of the Charles Muchatukwa-led executive following sharp differences over the running of the club.
He was accused of failing to lift the team from the drop zone and insubordination, among other issues.
This saw him being booted out of the team with Gishon Ntini coming in as his replacement.
Chunga takes over a team in eighth place with 29 points from 21 matches and will be expected to fight for a top four finish.
Under Masomere, Buffaloes won eight matches, drew five and lost eight, but with nine matches left before the end of the campaign, Buffaloes still have a realistic chance of finishing in the top four.
The army side, however, is reportedly struggling financially as it relies on gate-takings and donations from its chairman Matangaidze.