Confusion over How Mine head of delegation


ZIMBABWE’S Caf Confederation Cup representatives How Mine FC were by late yesterday still to confirm the head of delegation amid revelations that board members were not willing to travel ahead of the Zifa presidential elections on Saturday.


How Mine play Bayelsa United FC in a Caf Confederation Cup second round second leg match in Nigeria on Saturday.

The gold miners won the first leg 2-1 at Barbourfields Stadium with the Nigerian side vowing that they are going to beat them in Nigeria.

How Mine chairman Mlondolozi Nkomo said there had been no confirmation on who they were travelling with.

“We were advised earlier that we would be travelling with Dennis Tshuma, but right now I just received a text message from a man called Tembo saying we would be travelling with him. I have been trying to get hold of Zifa officials to confirm, but I cannot get through to them,” he said.

In their first two away matches How Mine travelled with Matabeleland South chairman Nkosilathi Ncube and Chicken Inn secretary Tavengwa Hara to Zanzibar and the Seychelles respectively.

Nkomo said he was afraid to deal directly with Tembo as he did not know him.

“There was not much that Tembo said in the text message and I could not say much to him because I don’t know him. (Zifa Southern Region chairman Musa) Mandaza had confirmed Tshuma to us now we do not know who we are travelling with,” he said.

How Mine are scheduled to leave the country for Nigeria today for the second leg of the competition.

Efforts to get a comment from Zifa communications manager Xolisani Gwesela proved fruitless as his mobile phone went unanswered.