FC Platinum deny Masomere link

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“It was a good performance from my team considering that we have seven players who are on the injury list,” How Mine head coach Luke Masomere

NOMADIC coach Luke Masomere has been linked with Castle Premier Soccer League giants FC Platinum with reports that current head coach Lloyd “Samaita” could be reassigned to the position of technical director.

MUKUDZEI CHINGWERE
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

Masomere is currently head coach at Buffaloes, but has threatened to quit due to monetary problems at the Mutare side. He has seen his side let in eight goals in the last two games.

Platinum’s season has been full of ups and downs. After the club won the CG Msipa Charity Shield and Independence Trophy, they have struggled for consistency in this year’s seemingly tough league despite beating Triangle 4-0 on Saturday.

They have 12 points from nine games and for Platinum’s standards, this is just not good enough for any coach.

Masomere was in Zvishavane on Thursday last week after his charges 1-5 mauling at the hands of Triangle the previous day and rumours are awash that he was in town to thrash out contract details with Pure Platinum Play.

A source within the platinum miners confided to sister paper NewsDay Sport yesterday: “We want to appoint Masomere as our new head coach and Mutasa will be promoted to the position of technical director, they are also plans that Mutasa might be tasked with developing talent for the club.

“Masomere was offered the job but there are a few contractual issues that the two parties are yet to agree on.

“If you still remember when Mutasa came here he was supposed to be in charge of the juniors and his appointment to the senior team was just temporary but he convinced us to give him the job and people here now want to revert to the initial arrangement,” the source said.

Masomere would neither confirm nor deny speculation linking him with the club.

“I don’t want to talk about that, you can ask them (FC Platinum). Yes, I can confirm that I was in Zvishavane last week, I was born and bred there and I have investments in that town,” Masomere said. However, FC Platinum media liaison officer Chido Chizondo dismissed Masomere’s imminent move as mere speculation.

“I have heard of that as well, but it is not true at all. They are just rumours. We have never felt the need to appoint Masomere,” she said.