TOP coaches Kalisto Pasuwa and Saul Chaminuka were yesterday expelled from a Caf A licence coaching course after failing to pay participation fee.
The course, which is the highest coaching qualification on the continent, started this week at the Zifa Village and was officially opened yesterday by the association board member development John Phiri.
It is the second part of the course after the first modules were completed last month.
Pasuwa, a record-breaking coach at league champions Dynamos, and Chaminuka, whose side is currently leading the race for the league title, were among a list of six coaches who were ejected from class after their clubs failed to pay $600 needed for them to take part.
The other coaches are Wilson Mutekede of Division One side Twalumba, the Aces Youth Academy duo of Gift Kagogoda and Expense Chitukutuku and Masvingo United coach Johannes Nhumwa.
This was revealed by the course’s moderator and Zifa Technical Takaendesa.
“It’s shocking that such big clubs cannot pay such an amount for their coaches. Its disappointing really, if not embarrassing. Kalisto paid his $600 for the first module last month, but could not raise the same amount for the second module. Saul paid nothing. We had no choice, but to send them away to look for the money. They had promised to come back and re-join us, but looking at the time, I dont think they will be able to do so,” said Jongwe late afternoon.
Notable coaches who are attending the highly regarded course are Caps United gaffer Taurai Mangwiro, Buffaloes’ Luke Masomere and Hwange’s Nation Dube. Lloyd Mutasa, Bigboy Mawiwi and Philani Ncube, who are currently unattached after losing their jobs are also attending.
List of participants
Michael Ngore (Zifa coaches desk), Samson Mavhenyengwa (Commando Bullets), Jairos Tapera (FC Platinum U-19), Luke Masomere (Buffaloes), Mebelo Njekwa (Hwange), Godfrey Tamirepi (ZPC Kariba), Mandla Mpofu (Bantu Rovers), Taurai Mangwiro (Caps United), Blessing Moyo (unattached), Lloyd Mutasa (unattached), Philani Ncube (unattached), Tafadzwa Mashiri (Gutu FC), Thomas Chinyan’anya (Black Rhinos Queens), Peason Matipedza (Ruwa United), John Nyikadzino (Chapungu), Bigboy Mawiwi (unattached), Nation Dube (Hwange), Titas Sanangurai (DStv Rangers).