WARRIORS and Zimbabwe Saints legend Agent Sawu has been roped in as the new coach for Zifa Southern Region Division One club Ntabazinduna Prison.
Report by Fortune Mbele
The club has been struggling in the league winning only two games in 13 matches. They lost seven and have played four draws and sit precariously in the third position from the bottom.
They are at par with Rufaro Rovers and two points ahead of basement side Bulawayo Jumbos.
The prisons outfit travelled with Sawu to Hwange on Saturday where they played their fourth draw against Mpumalanga and are hoping the presence of the former Zimbabwe international striker will change their fortunes.
Thandanani Moyo, the club secretary, yesterday confirmed Sawu had joined them and said the Chikwata son will be starting his job today.
“We have employed a new coach Agent Sawu. He will be starting tomorrow (today).
“I actually went with him to Hwange on Saturday for him to have his first Ntabazinduna official match. It is our hope that his technical expertise will give us a chance of surviving relegation,” Moyo said.
Sawu was assistant coach to Willard Mashinkila-Khumalo at Zimbabwe Saints when Chikwata returned to the Premiership in 2011.
Meanwhile, Tsholotsho turned on the heat on Rahman Gumbo on his second game in charge of Bulawayo Chiefs beating them 1-0 in Tsholotsho on Saturday to rise one rung up the ladder to position five after ZPC Hwange fell to former Premiership side Quelaton 0-1 in Hwange. Quelaton have now moved to the third spot with 24 points from 13 games while ZPC dropped to position eight with 21 points.
Black Boots failed to take advantage of Chiefs’ loss to narrow the gap on the log leaders after they drew 1-1 with Hwange Juniors in the coal mining town and are now on 26 points, five points behind Gumbo’s Chiefs.
New side Technosphere, who have fired warning shots in the league beating Zimbabwe Power Company 2-0 last weekend, picked up a point on Saturday when they were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Jumbos. They still remain on position four with 22 points.
Bantu Rovers beat Ajax Hotspurs 1-0 at Luveve while New West City edged Rufaro 2-1 at Portuguese Club.
Chikwata, now coached by former Highlanders juniors coach Mark Mathe, also collected maximum points after they beat Mkosana 2-1 at Luveve.