Chuma joins ZPC Kariba

HARARE - Former Highlanders goalkeepers’ coach Tembo “Chokri” Chuma has joined Premiership debutants ZPC Kariba on a two-year contract.

Chuma, who was recently released by Highlanders together with Bekithemba Ndlovu, reunites with the newly appointed ZPC Kariba coach Saul Chaminuka whom he once worked with at Masvingo United.

An ecstatic Chuma told the Daily News that he has penned a two-year deal with Gwenya Rechamhembe and is looking forward to a fruitful spell with Kariba-based club.

“I have signed a two year deal with ZPC Kariba and its good to be back again in business. I am looking forward to a fruitful two years with ZPC because I believe we have what it takes to compete for honours. With God’s help everything is possible,” said Chuma.

Chuma, who managed to produce two goalkeepers on the Soccer Stars calendar in two consecutive years, says he does not habour any hard feelings after being dumped by the Bosso executive even when coach Kelvin Kaindu tried to resist the move.

Chuma had joined Highlanders from Masvingo United where he worked with FC Platinum’s first choice Francis Tizayi.

At the Bulawayo giants, Chuma was able to produce Goalkeeper of the Year, Ariel Sibanda in 2012 before also guiding Munyaradzi Diya to be among the 11 best players in 2013.

“I have no hard feelings at all after being released by Highlanders. It’s all the work of the lord, when one door closes the other opens,” he said.

“It’s part of the game it was bound to happen some other day and the noblest thing is to move on. I want to thank highlanders for the opportunity as my stay there helped me to achieve something and   I am grateful for that. Now I am focusing on the job at hand that is ZPC Kariba.”

ZPC Kariba recently appointed Saul Chaminuka as head coach replacing Josthein Mathuthu-Mambo and also appointed former Gunners coach Partson Ndabambi as team manager. 

The Premiership debutants have also been busy on the transfer market signing nomadic defender Norman Togara and his young brother Pardon Chinungwa from Triangle.

The club is also close to signing CAPS United quartet of Tawanda Nyamandwe, Tawanda Munyanduri, David Rhediyoni and Tapiwa Khumbuyani. 

Shabanie Mine striker Caleb Masocha is also rumoured to be on his way to reunite with Chaminuka who coached him at the Chinda Boys.

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