City part ways with Chunga

HARARE - Harare City have parted ways with coach Moses Chunga with his former assistant Mkhuphali Masuku coming in as the new head coach.

Chunga took over from Taurai Mangwiro last season, who was fired only eight games into the just-ended season.

Bambo, however, failed to turn around the fortunes of the Sunshine Boys as they stumbled to finish the season in ninth position.

The Harare City executive met yesterday to deliberate on their season where they resolved to part ways with the Razorman after he failed to meet the targets that were set in his contract when he joined the club earlier this year.

It was at the meeting where it was agreed that Masuku, who ironically was also Mangwiro’s deputy be elevated to the post of head coach.

Mike Madzivanyika was named assistant, while former CAPS United goalkeeper Witness Mnkhuli retained his goalkeepers’ coaching role with Richard Tswatswa getting the team manager’s post.

The club’s secretary-general, Matthew Marara, confirmed his side had decided against renewing the former national team and Dynamos talisman’s contract, which expires at the end of this month.

“His contract expires at the end of this month and that’s what is going to happen. It was a collective decision that we keep it as it is and the new setup will have ... Masuku taking over as head coach and he will be assisted by ... Madzivanyika,” Marara told the Daily News yesterday.

“We are zeroing in on the internal resources that we have and we are going to have very few acquisitions next season — our concept is to work on the development of our juniors graduating into the senior team except where we are clearly handicapped that’s when we can go outside to get players and if that should happen they won’t be more than three.

“At the moment, we will wait for the new coach to give us direction but definitely we will be going all out in full force for the championship.”

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