Coaches line-up for Kaindu's job

BULAWAYO - The confusion surrounding Kelvin Kaindu’s job at Highlanders has seen several coaches positioning themselves to take over the Bosso hot seat.

The Daily News understands that some coaches have already been in contact with the club as Bosso seem to be already planning for life in the post-Kaindu era.

Former Highlanders coach Rahman Gumbo was spotted at Hartsfield Rugby Ground during the Bantu Rover-Hwange match on Monday and speculation is rife that he could make a return to the club.

It appears that Gumbo, who won two league titles with the club at the turn of the millennium, is reportedly as the preferred candidate by the Bosso executive.

The former Warriors coach, who has also won league titles in Botswana and Malawi, is currently in charge of Gaborone United in the Botswana Premiership.

Bosso must however, make a considerable offer to Gumbo so that he can be willing to return to lead the club where he made his name as a hard tackling midfielder.

In the event that the Bulawayo giants are not able to secure Gumbo’s services, the next candidate that has been identified as a possible replacement for Kaindu is current Bantu Rovers assistant coach Mandla Mpofu.

Although Rovers are currently wallowing in the relegation zone, Mpofu has some admirers in the Bosso executive, who feel he can shake up the squad in a way Kaindu has failed do in his three-year stint.

The other coach who has been lined up as a possible successor to Kaindu is former Bosso and CAPS United coach Mkhuphali Masuku.

Masuku has not been not had a regular job since parting ways with Chicken Inn a while back but was the assistant coach to Ian Gorowa at the national team since last year.

Another possible candidate for the Highlanders hot seat is former How Mine coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube.

Ncube has entered the fry as he is the Bosso’s fans preferred candidate owing to his work with the Bulawayo gold miners in the past two seasons.

The outspoken coach parted ways with How Mine two months ago and the Bosso faithful feel he is a strict disciplinarian who can get the best of the squad.

Ncube also achieved some relative success against Bosso’s biggest rivals Dynamos both in the league and cup competitions during his days with Chikurupati.

Highlanders have failed to beat DeMbare in a competitive match since 2006 and the fans believe Ncube is the right man to break that jinx.

Kaindu’s assistant, Mark Mathe is also fancying his chances of taking over the Bulawayo giants.

However, with all the drama that is surrounding the Kaindu saga, it might be long before any of the names mentioned above takes over at the popular Bulawayo club.

Comments (1)

Highlanders executive has a lot to explain before firing Kaindu. There are rumors that there are players who are conniving against the coach. With the current attitude at Bosso, even Jose Morihno comes to Bosso mediocre teams like ZPC Kariba and Dynamos will still trash us. Please put this house in order before you fire every good coach in the name of "failing to deliver results". Who will deliver results with the kind of players we have. Before you drag Kaindu's brand name into the mud, get to the bottom of this saga. Dynamos and Kariba did not beat us because the coach lacked strategy but vet the players and dismiss all players who are rotten tomatoes in the basket. Even if it means building a team anew, do exactly that, with some of you executive members going for a voluntary resignation and leave Highlanders alone. This is a big brand which mustn't be given a fool's name. Highlanders is just more than a mere team. Bear it mind!

Regalia - 3 October 2014

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