Saturday, September 26, 2020

And now, the firing of coaches begins!

With the league having already reached its climax, the firing of coaches has already started.

Latest to be shown the door is Tafic coach, Willard Khumalo. His sacking comes barely two weeks after another Premier League side, Uniao Flamengo Santos, booted out Gishion Ntini.

Already other coaches are under tremendous pressure and rumours are flying thick and fast that they will also be shown the door, unless they deliver in the few games left. Despite being second on the league log, Mochudi Centre chiefs coach, Beston Chambeshi, is reported to be not having any peace of mind because some section of the team wants him gone. This could be due to the fact that Chiefs are currently finding it difficult to defend the title.

The writing is also already on the wall for BMC coach, Godfrey Tamirepi. Information reaching Sunday Standard is that the recent unimpressive results for the team are making things even worse. The biggest causality of the season might be at Township Rollers which, of late, has been on a downward spiral. The team is playing well but goals are not forth coming. What the team is currently best at is hitting the goal posts. On the other hand, Tafic have, however, denied firing Khumalo but said he is serving suspension.

“We haven’t actually fired Khumalo, but have suspended him until further notice. Khumalo is also under investigation from the team for the reasons that we cannot divulge to the media,” he said.

Before being shown doors teams have the trend of saying they have suspended the coaches while, in-fact, having fired them.

Mosweu would not reveal the period of Khumalo’s suspension and whether there are chances of re-hiring him back. Information reaching Sunday Standard is that Khumalo has been fired and the last straw was when the team lost to league trailers, Naughty Boys in the Coca-Cola Cup. The loss did not go well with Tafic management who wanted to at least reach the latest stages of the tournament since the league chances had faded.

Already Ntime Ntime has been roped in to act as a coach. Ntime has for a long time been called to the team in the times of despair and has always performed miracles by bringing the good results to the team. He is normally assisted by former goalkeeper and left winger, Wrist Mmusi and Mlungisi Kopi, respectively.

What is always surprising is that Ntime is never given a chance because once the team is stable, a foreign coach is called who then latter on is given the boot.

Mosweu, on the other hand, said it has always been their intention to have Ntime on a long term basis, but his schedule is a stumbling block.

“Ntime is a teacher in one of the schools in the North East district and his schedule is hectic and cannot be with the team in most games. He is a good coach we believe can deliver if he could have time,” said Mosweu.

The memorable time Ntime really performed the miracles was after Tamirepi left them on grounds that the team owed him a lot of money. He changed the fortunes of the team and defeated big teams like Township Rollers.


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