Saturday, May 18, 2024

Revolving door of coaches in a silly merry go round

The league is gaining momentum and the coaching carousel is going into full spin.

Just eight games into the 2017/18 season, significant movements are being seen as teams reshuffle their technical departments.

The silly season of firing and hiring of coach is here.  Already, coaches have lost their jobs while others futures are up in the air.

Among the most intriguing of this silly merry go round is the likely reshuffle of the trio of Madinda Ndlovu of Orapa United, Chicco Nare of Miscellaneous and the clubless former Zebras assistant coach Oris Radipotsane.

While the Orapa United hierarchy is denying that Ndlovu has been fired, and would rather say he has been given a few days to consider his future, sources say the Zimbabwean gaffer is a goner.

With Orapa having been to some giddy heights over the past two seasons, results have not been forthcoming this season and as usual, fingers are pointing at the coach.

Given that the team is flush with talent, allegations have swirled that Ndlovu has lost control of the change room, something which is said to be reflective on the team performances.

The sacking of Madinda from Orapa United though it might seen as bad news, for some of his colleagues in the coaching fraternity, this comes as a blessing in disguise. 

As Orapa United coaching door revolves to chuck out Ndlovu, it is said that Miscellaneous coach, Daniel Chico Nare has seized the opportunity and used it to try his luck at the Orapa based outfit. 

Already, Nare has been hired as interim coach of Orapa leaving the Serowe based Miscellaneous without a coach. He is leaving ‘Tse Nala’ as Miscellaneous is affectionately called on spot number three in the league log standing with 13 points after seven outings. The Serowe team is behind log leader Township Rollers, with 24 points and Jwaneng Galaxy with 16 points.  

 According to sources, with Nare leaving Miscellaneous, the team has swiftly moved to replace him with Radipotsane. 

The clubless Radipotsane last coached the relegated BR Highlanders of Mahalapye. He was also the assistant coach to the immediate past Zebras senior national team coach, Peter Butler. 

As Madinda looks set to join the unemployed ranks, many other coaches look set to be chucked out at their various clubs, leaving the Zimbabwean gaffer with an ample chance to find another home.

Since the beginning of the 2017/18 season, at least two coaches have been shown the door. Black Forest has parted ways with Raizer Tsatsilebe after doing well in the team’s maiden appearance in the elite league last season. 

League rookies Sharps Shooting Stars have parted ways with Keitumetse Paul on allegations of misconduct.  Tsatsilebe has since found new home at Sharps. 
Another coach on the brink is Blessing Moyo of Uniao Flamengo Santos who was suspended by the team hierarchy at least two weeks ago.

At Jwaneng Galaxy reports are that Mike Sithole is also is under pressure from the management to deliver results home. There are rumours that the coach has fallen out with some players the thing that is making it difficult to bring home desired results. 

As the coaching carousel starts spinning, it is time for coaches to hold on tight. The season of insanity is here!



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