Kaindu joins Triangle

former Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu

FORMER Highlanders gaffer Kelvin Kaindu has joined fellow Premier Soccer League side Triangle as the club’s technical advisor on a short-term contract, Southern Eye can confirm.


Kaindu sat in the VIP stand at Gibbo Stadium yesterday perusing the hosts team sheet as he watched them stun Caps United 2-1. The former Highlanders coach, who quit the fading Bulawayo giants on September 28, was introduced to the players on Friday and officially started work yesterday.

His major job is to help Triangle survive relegation. After yesterday’s win, they remained in 13th spot with 30 points and in the last relegation cut off point.

While the Triangle officials were at pains to deny Kaindu’s involvement with the club, a source at the stadium said: “We hired the coach on a short-term contract and we have already introduced him to the players.

“He will act as a technical advisor and the rest of the technical department will remain in their positions,” he said.

“His first major task is to help the team to survive relegation.

“We are in a dangerous position, especially after Shabanie Mine defeated Bantu Rovers yesterday (Saturday). If Kaindu manages to help us then we look for a possible longer contract.”

But when asked if Kaindu was in Triangle, club chairman Lovemore Matikinyidze said: “It is not true that he has joined Triangle. He is not here. There are so many people who are here.

“Do you even know that Mhofu (Sunday Chidzambwa) is here. We have so many things here. We have a country club here.

“It’s not true that he (Kaindu) has joined Triangle.”

Kaindu also denied that he had joined Triangle.

“I am somewhere in Zimbabwe, but it is not true that I have joined Triangle,” Kaindu said yesterday morning.

He has a tough task at hand as his will return to Bulawayo to face Chicken Inn, before returning at home for a date against Hwange.

On week 29, Triangle faces Chiredzi FC before the last match against Shabanie Mine at Gibbo Stadium.

The only advantage Kaindu will have is playing his side’s last three matches in the Lowveld.


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