Bosso crisis: Who is to blame?

HARARE - The Highlanders executive’s decision to part ways with Kelvin Kaindu is now coming back to bite them in the wake of the humiliation at the hands of CAPS United on Sunday.

Kaindu was forced to resign from the club after the 1-3 defeat at the hands of ZPC Kariba last month and the Bosso hierarchy decided to replace him with his assistant Mark Mathe.

It was a baptism of fire for Mathe in his first match in charge of the Bulawayo giants as they went down 4-0 to Makepekepe at the weekend.

Bosso are now 10 points behind log leaders and bitter rivals Dynamos with only five matches to go before the season ends.

All the pressure is now on the Bosso executive led by Peter Dube for presiding over one of the club’s poor run in the league in recent years.

In the past two seasons, the Bulawayo giants have finished second to DeMbare only on goal difference, but this season they are in danger of even failing to secure a top-four finish.

Such a scenario will be catastrophic for the Bulawayo giants as it will mean they will forfeit a chance to defend the Mbada Diamonds Cup they won last season under Kaindu.

This season, only teams finishing in the top four will play in the tournament that has been pencilled for the end of the season.

At the moment, Highlanders are on 39 points and now face stiff competition for that fourth-place finish from Hwange, FC Platinum and Chicken Inn, who are all within striking distance.

In a bid to bolster their technical department after Kaindu's departure, the Bosso executive yesterday appointed Cosmas Zulu as the head of the club's tecg=hnical department.

While most of the blame has been levelled against the executive for their hounding of Kaindu, the players have also not acted responsibly outside the field.   

Indiscipline by the players has also been another major factor that has contributed towards Highlander’s capitulation in recent weeks.

The players have been accused of drinking alcohol the night before matches, drug abuse and getting involved in sexy orgies with groupies.

Yes we have received so many complaints from our fans and we are definitely looking into it. Some of these players are not being responsible,” Gumede told the Daily News last week.

“They are always at these drinking places and it’s hard for the team manager Willard Khumalo to track them because they live in different places.

“We have disciplined some of the players before but we will stop at nothing to stop this rot if at all it’s there.

“Supporters are paying their hard earned money to come and watch them but it’s very much unfair for them to pay to watch someone who has a hangover.”

Midfielder Mthulisi Maphosa was on Monday convicted a Bulawayo magistrate of assaulting his girlfriend Nobhule Nkomo, Amanda Mbuisa and her boyfriend Bongani Rabvu.

During his trial, Maphosa revealed that Mbuisa is a groupie, who has slept with three quarters of his teammates.

Last month, Bosso players were accused of smoking marijuana at a Harare hotel after they had travelled to take part in the TM Challenge Cup match against Dynamos.

Previously, defender Innocent Mapuranga was stripped of the Bosso armband after a number of players drank alcohol throughout their trip back from Mutare after a match with Buffaloes.

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GALLERYCARTRIDGES - 15 October 2014

Coaches leave clubs like they always do, but is that a crisis? Teams get beaten. CAPS lost 4-0 to Highlanders recently, but was that a crisis. Dynamos once lost 7-0 to Caps and then followed up by beating Caps 6-2. There is nothing crisis about losing a game, and there is nothing crisis about parting ways with a coach. Crisis iri kuChiredzi, inova ndiyo team yava kuenda kundotambira bhora kumapani gore rinouya.

machakachaka - 15 October 2014

Coaches leave clubs like they always do, but is that a crisis? Teams get beaten. CAPS lost 4-0 to Highlanders recently, but was that a crisis. Dynamos once lost 7-0 to Caps and then followed up by beating Caps 6-2. There is nothing crisis about losing a game, and there is nothing crisis about parting ways with a coach. Crisis iri kuChiredzi, inova ndiyo team yava kuenda kundotambira bhora kumapani gore rinouya.

machakachaka - 15 October 2014

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