THE Highlanders board of directors will get a briefing from the club’s executive committee on Wednesday evening over coach Kelvin Kaindu amid reports the Zambian gaffer has agreed to an $18 000 severance package after quitting the club last week.
Kaindu, who signed a two-year contract with Bosso at the beginning of the year, left the country on Saturday for Zambia with sources close to the coach saying he would be returning to Bulawayo next week to wind up business.
Board secretary Jimmy Ncube yesterday told our sister paper South Eye Sport they would be getting a briefing from the club’s executive on Wednesday of the goings-on surrounding Kaindu.
“We are meeting on Wednesday to hear if there any developments.
We are meeting as the board and the executive committee. Remember, he [Kaindu] is an employee of the executive. What we were only told as a board is that he indicated verbally that he was quitting, but we did not hear of a written resignation. If there any developments, we will hear on Wednesday,” Ncube said.
The Highlanders executive committee has not come out clear on Kaindu, who reportedly bid farewell to his players after the 1-3 loss to ZPC Kariba on September 28 at Hartsfield Stadium which dented Highlanders’ title hopes.
On September 29, at a meeting between the executive and the technical team, the Zambian gaffer reportedly indicated his willingness to quit the club after the Sunday match which ended violently with Highlanders fans throwing missiles onto the pitch.
However, Kaindu and chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede remained adamant that the Zambian mentor was still the Highlanders coach throughout the week last week.
Club chairman Peter Dube yesterday referred all questions regarding Kaindu’s status to Gumede.
“Have you spoken to Gumede? He has all the information regarding Kaindu,” Dube said.
Gumede’s mobile phones were not reachable for the better part of the day.
After the home defeat by ZPC Kariba, Kaindu has not attended training with his assistant Mark Mathe in charge of the sessions at St Columbas’ High School and in Fairbridge.
Mathe could probably take charge of Bosso in the last six matches against Caps United, Chicken Inn, Hwange and Shabanie Mine away and the home matches against Chiredzi and Chapungu.