Mutare City appoint new coach Shariwa

MUTARE - After being handed a rude awakening with heavy defeats in their opening two fixtures matches in the 2016 Castle Lager Premiership, debutants Mutare City Rovers have shaken up their technical department.

The council-owned side have appointed Taku Shariwa to the post of head coach while Kennedy Kachere had been demoted to the role of assist coach.

Shariwa was previously with Eastern Region Division One side Hartley Academy, who interestingly finished third last season as Rovers won promotion into the top flight.

However, Kachere looked out of his depth after Rovers suffered a 3-0 mauling by fellow debutants Ngezi Platinum in their opening match of the season at Sakubva Stadium two weeks ago.

Rovers were not shown any mercy by Harare City, who thumped them 4-1 at Rufaro Stadium last Friday.  

Rovers spokesperson Clayton Masekesa confirmed the changes in the team’s technical department.

“We have made this decision as part of our interventions to bring the desired results that we all expect,” Masekesa said.

“We hope he (Shariwa) will identify areas where he needs to work on so that we can have a solid team that will bring the good results that we our fans and stakeholders are expecting.”

Shariwa’s appointment comes at the most opportune moment since the league is on a break this weekend to allow the staging of the Independence Cup trophy.

The former Hartley coach will begin his reign at Rovers with a tough assignment against Harare giants Dynamos when the league resumes next week.

Masekesa said: “We hope that he will work well with the entire team and it is all our belief that we will have a very good season that we all long for. As the executive we are going to give him the support he requires.”

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