Chunga for Buffaloes

MUTARE - Castle Premiership side Buffaloes are set to unveil Moses 'Bambo' Chunga as their new coach to replace Luke 'Vahombe' Masomere.

Masomere quit the club on Monday following the 2-2 draw with Shabanie over the weekend and was unveiled as the new How Mine coach yesterday.

Chunga was however coy on the move to the Mutare-based soldiers when contacted by the Daily News yesterday referring all queries to Watungwa Watungwa.

“Please talk to the owners of Buffaloes for that,” Chunga said.

Sources within the club told this paper that the former Chiredzi FC coach was set to sign a contract with the Mutare side last night.

Buffaloes secretary general and spokesperson, Arnold Gatsi could not confirm or deny that Chunga was coming on board.

“The executive is meeting later this evening to possibly finalise a deal with a new coach but we can only divulge his name after a contract has been agreed,” Gatsi told the Daily News.

Chunga, who was in charge of Chiredzi FC at the start of the season, became the first coach to be sacked in 2014 after a string poor results by the struggling Lowveld club.

Chunga’s exit from Chiredzi was acrimonious after he clashed with club’s executive with the battle spilling over to the courts.

In the end, the former Dynamos, Gunners, Shooting Stars and Shabanie Mine coach decided to give up the battle for the club he was instrumental in getting to the top flight league.

Last season in the Eastern Region Division One League, Chunga led Chiredzi, who were known then as Hippo Valley, to promotion into the Castle Premiership after finishing 12 points clear at the top.

Tongaat Hulett, the Hippo Valley benefactors who also own the franchise of Premiership side Triangle, decided to pull the plug on their sponsorship of the club.

The sugar manufacturer cited that it would be difficult to bankroll two clubs in the top flight league.

In the end, Chunga and the Chiredzi community decided to take over the running of the club from Tongaat Hulett which resulted in the birth of Chiredzi FC.

The club was, however, severely affected by a cash flow crisis as they struggled to cope with demands in the Castle Premiership.

Chunga left a struggling Chiredzi FC with only seven points after 13 matches in their debut season in the top flight.

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