Kaindu hints at quitting

BULAWAYO - Kelvin Kaindu is on the verge of throwing in the towel due to the financial problems currently crippling Caste Lager Premiership side How Mine.

The gold miners were hammered 6-0 by Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium on Thursday after fielding a makeshift side following the boycott by senior players over outstanding salaries and winning bonuses.

“Let me sit down, let me digest this; let me come back to normal and probably think about the way forward,” Kaindu said after the match.

“Honestly, sitting on the bench and seeing six goals go past your goalkeeper; the record will always stand, no one will say the team was not training, it was a B team; the record will always be there.

“It’s difficult as a coach; you want to protect your integrity and reputation and the sponsors as well but at the end of the day the damage has been done.”

Chikurupati players have gone for three months without receiving their salaries and winning bonuses.

For Thursday’s game, Kaindu and his technical team had to run around and convince the players to take part in the game.

In the end, Toto Banda, Mukundika Sakala and Marvelous Mukamba were the regular players who agreed to play against DeMbare.

“In football as a person or a coach, once you get to situations like this it’s time that you know that things might get worse,” Kaindu said.

“When it comes to a situation like this, you don’t know how tomorrow is going to be, you don’t know who to talk to.

“Even some of the players that came out to put on the uniform and some feel they tried to give their best but still got a 6-0 humiliation.

“You are not going to be sure if you will have the same players again for the next game.”

With the club’s executive not forthcoming to address the problems, Kaindu feels that some of the players might feel he is part of the problem.

“Yesterday when some players saw me they disappeared and didn’t want to talk to me. I then start to wonder if they think I’m the one creating the problems,” he said.

The Zambian gaffer defended the action taken by his senior players as they were protesting for better welfare.

“How Mine is made up of a number of senior players that have responsibilities; they have got families,” he said.

“They have to pay rent; these players are desperate to get money to support their families.”

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