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Buffaloes hunt for new coach

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MUTARE-BASED Premier Soccer League side Buffaloes have begun the search for a head coach after the side’s gaffer Moses Chunga resigned on Tuesday citing the club executive’s alleged incompetence as his reasons.

BY KENNETH NYANGANI

Assistant coach Joseph “Shabba” Takaringofa will be in charge at least for now and will be assisted by goalkeepers’ coach Peter Masibhera.

Yesterday they took the players through their paces at Mutare Showgrounds as they start new life without the nomadic gaffer Bambo, who is reportedly on his way to Northern Region Division One side Yadah Gunners.

Chunga is reported to have conveyed his message to the team captain Jacob Muzokomba who later told the rest of the players.

One of the club’s executive members addressed the players at training yesterday saying that Takaringofa would be the side’s caretaker coach.

But Buffaloes chairman Hlanganiso Matangaidze yesterday told NewsDay Sport that he was unaware that Chunga had resigned.

“I am not aware of that I read it in the newspaper. He has not come to us. I can’t take a discussion between a player and a coach, but we are also waiting to see what is going to happen,” he said. “The other issue is that he (Chunga) is not the first coach to be at Buffaloes, if there is need to hire a new coach we will do it.

Perhaps it is a joke and you rush to write about it, I think I’m the right person who will disclose that information,” he said.
Another executive member, who, however, refused to be named said they were going to meet this week and map the way forward.

“We heard that he (Chunga) is heading to a Division One side in Harare and it is believed to be Yadah Gunners.

“But Takaringofa will be in charge at least for now as we are hunting for a new coach, I think everything will be discussed as we are going to have an urgent meeting,” he said.

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