Chivandire new Sables manager

HARARE - Former Zimbabwe rugby coach Brighton Chivandire has been appointed national team manager, the ZRU announced this afternoon.

Chivandire, who distinguished himself as a lock forward for Old Hararians Sports Club and Zimbabwe, is a well-respected figure in local rugby circles.

He coached the Sables in the mid-2000s and has also taken charge of OH, Old Georgians, St Georges College and the Zimbabwe Under-20 side.

Chivandire takes over from Losson Mtongwiza, who resigned early this year following fallout with the union. 

“The ZRU Appointments Committee had conducted an extensive selection process, after having received a number of applications for the role,” ZRU said in a statement.

“Final interviews were completed last week, the Appointments Committee made recommendations to the ZRU Executive Committee based on their deliberations, procedures and processes.

“With 22 years of experience within the Zimbabwe Rugby fraternity, Bright has represented the country as a player for the Sables, fulfilled various roles in the ZRU, including a long and successful tenure as Head Coach of the National U-20 side. Bright's extensive experience and wide knowledge of the game, players and stakeholders in the sport will contribute positively to the team environment; the ZRU and the Sables national team. Welcome Bright to the position.”

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