Highlanders find coach – Bulawayo24 News
The HIGHLANDERS say they have identified the best candidate to fill the vacant head coaching post ahead of Sunday’s Castle Lager Premier Soccer League game against Harare City at Barbourfields Stadium.
Bosso sacked Mandla Mpofu as head coach along with his assistant Bekithemba Ndlovu and goalkeeping coach Julius Ndlovu two weeks ago, citing poor results, which saw the team struggle to unravel from the end of the ranking.
They are on 17 points, just two points above the relegation zone after 16 rounds of matches.
Their performance hasn’t been convincing since the start of the season as their forwards missed and the defense gave up stupid goals.
Bosso’s management yesterday insisted all was well in their side, fearing the club would be in a race against time to appoint a substantive head coach ahead of Sunday’s game against Harare City.
The club’s chief executive, Ronald Moyo, has dismissed allegations that the club sacked Mpofu without a contingency plan, hence the delay in appointing his successor.
Moyo said there was nothing wrong with their delay in scheduling the appointment as they chose to take it easy on their business.
He said they have found the man for the top job and he will be revealed ahead of Sunday’s game.
New goalkeeping coach Daniel Khumalo will be unveiled along with the new head coach.
“I am happy to announce that we have completed the selection process for the head coach from the list of candidates we had. The new coach will be announced before Sunday’s game,” Moyo said.
He declined to reveal whether the new coach is a local or a foreigner.
Assistant coach Joel Luphahla had been thrust into the interim hot seat but cannot be named head coach as he does not have the required Caf A license.
Luphahla only took charge of their goalless draw against ZPC Kariba last Saturday and Zifa made it clear that he would not be allowed to sit on the bench on Sunday as his waiver to lead Bosso’s technical staff since the bench was only for one game.
Moyo also announced that Nozibelo Maphosa has been appointed as the club’s new communications and marketing manager.
Maphosa fills the vacancy left by Moyo’s elevation to general manager.
“About a month ago we placed an advertisement looking for someone to fill this role. We went through the process and I am happy to report that she emerged as the top candidate. is not new to the media industry as she was once an intern at Zimpapers,” Moyo said.
Maphosa was tasked with developing an integral communication plan for internal and external communication as well as organizing fundraising activities and brand promotions.
She will also monitor the overall image of the institution, assess, create and update communication materials, coordinate and facilitate ongoing internal and external public relations and communication activities.