FORMER Warriors coach Madinda Ndlovu is not returning to Botswana be Mobile outfit Mochudi Centre Chiefs, a team that he won two back-to-back league titles with recently.
Ndlovu won the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 league titles with Mochudi and was named the be Mobile Coach of the Year, yesterday confirmed a statement by Killer Pass that he will not be negotiating any new contract with Centre Chiefs until they pay him P100 000 the club owes him from the previous contract that expired on June 30.
Killer Pass is a social network Facebook account that covers Botswana football.
The outspoken gaffer said he was not going to make any comments, but confirmed yesterday’s Killer Pass statement which reads: “Madinda breaks silence: be Mobile Premier League coach of the Year 2012/2013 Season Mr Madinda Ndlovu representatives say the coach has made it clear to Mochudi Centre Chiefs that he will not discuss any new contract with them until they pay all the money they owe him. It is reported that Magosi (Chiefs) has been dodging him. His contract has now expired and he can join whichever club he wants to.”
Ndlovu, who said the club owed him P300 000 from the previous contract but has since owned up to P200 000, had only this to say to Southern Eye Sport: “Take that statement from Killer Pass as it is.”
The former Warriors and Highlanders tearaway winger has been tipped to take over former be Mobile League champions Township Rollers when the 2013-2014 starts next month.
Early last month, Mochudi Centre Chiefs spokesperson Clifford Mogomotsi told this publication that they were engaging Ndlovu and would be meeting him to discuss contractual issues.
There is also speculation that his job could be landed by Botswana Meat Commission’s Daniel Nare and Ndlovu has been tactical about handling media issues.
“I decided not to comment on the things which were being said about me in the media because I wanted to focus on my job. I was asked to come and win the championship.
“I have delivered and what makes it more exciting is that I’ve won the title back-to-back.
“That’s a huge achievement for me because whether I’m staying or not, it will remain in the history books. Let me make it clear that I did not come here to make friends, but to do my job.
“If Chiefs feel that I should continue or not with the team, it’s entirely their choice. Up to now, they have not said anything about my future, which means it might be the end of our road.”
Another Zimbabwean Elvis Meleka, who plays for Mochudi, was named the 2012-2013 be-Mobile Player of the Season while compatriot Arnold Chaka captains the side.