22 February 2019
ZRP FC have promoted veteran midfielder Innocent Nyoni to the position of assistant coach for the Northern Region Soccer League 2019 season.
Nyoni will be assisting the coaching personnel of John Ncube as head coach and first assistant Newsome Mutema while Didymus Chakabva is the goalkeeper’s coach.
“He is assistant coach, he is starting this season,” ZRP FC secretary Thomas Mangwiro told H-Metro.
On Wednesday, H-Metro lenses caught up with Nyoni taking charge of a training session.
However, Nyoni is yet to officially call time on his playing career and as such he is still expected to play cameo roles in ZRP FC’s quest to clinch the NRSL 2019 title.
ZRP FC are confident that Nyoni’s experience as a player will add value to the cops’ title charge.
“This season he will be playing here and there. As a player towards the end of his career we thought that it’s wise that he learns the ropes.
“He is also searching for badges in coaching. He has Level Two so him being a player too it helps,” he said.
The police officers are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to make arrests and win the 2019 championship. This year is the sixth season ZRP FC have been in the First Division upon their return.