CHIEFS APPOINT NEW COACH

Fungai Muderere

Bulawayo Chiefs yesterday officially announced the appointment of ex-Manica Diamond coach Johanisi Nhuma as their new head coach.

Before his move to Chiefs, Nhuma was the head coach at Zifa Southern Region Division One side Jordan Sinnot.

“Following the unexpected departure of Lizwe Sweswe, who was then head coach, we are pleased to announce that we have appointed Johanisi Nhuma (CAF A) as head coach. Coach Joseph Sibindi, who was the assistant coach, has mutually agreed with the club to part ways,” said club secretary general Dumisani Mantula Sibanda.

After taking over from Sweswe, Sibindi won his two opening games in charge. His first was a 2-1 victory over CAPS United and went on to a 3-0 victory away to Triangle. The Chiefs lost 2-1 to Herentals at Luveve Stadium before falling to Manica Diamonds and Ngezi Platinum Stars in their last two encounters.

Sweswe is now the boss at Gweru based Sheasham, a club he has greatly transformed after four league games in charge, winning two and drawing the same number of games in a development that has seen the Construction Boys slowly rise from the relegation zone.

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