Sibanda joins ZPC Munyati

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BY FORTUNE MBELE
FORMER Bulawayo coach Thulani Sibanda could soon join Zifa Central Region Division One Kwekwe-based club ZPC Munyati following the conclusion of talks with the mentor.

Sibanda, who parted ways with Chiefs in September last year, has not been attached. He will be replacing Rutherford Motondo, who left ZPC Munyati last month.

Assistant coach Jeremiah Neganda has been in charge on a caretaker basis.

ZPC Munyati secretary Emmanuel Gengezha yesterday said the talks between the club and Sibanda had been positive and they were looking at engaging the gaffer for at least one season.

“We have engaged Sibanda.

We had talks which turned out to be positive and we have tied all the loose ends.

We are looking at least one year and that is the minimum.

Sibanda is taking over from Rutherford Matondo, who left the club last year and will be assisted by Jeremiah Neganda, who has been in charge on a caretaker basis,” he said.

Gengezha described Neganda as a good coach, who needed someone with more experience from whom he could learn one or two things.

It’s currently not looking good for ZPC Munyati on the log table, where they compete with the likes of championship contenders Sheasham and TelOne, the latter, who are looking at bouncing back to the Premier Soccer League.

The league also has former top league sides Chapungu and Tongogara.

“We need to go back where we used to be, the top three is our home on the log table. Sibanda will be Neganda’s understudy and bringing him helps in that regard.

It’s good to mix the central region and the southern region experience,” said the club’s spokesperson.

Sibanda got Bulawayo Chiefs promoted into the Premier Soccer League in 2018 and is credited for uplifting a number of players who are playing in the top league for various clubs, including The Ninjas, who have become a force to reckon with in the league.

He was replaced at Chiefs by Portuguese national Nilton Terrosso.

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