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Kaindu back on Friday


HIGHLANDERS boss Kelvin Kaindu is expected in the country on Friday in time for the Cephas George Msipa Scholarship Trust Charity tournament at the weekend.


Bosso boss, Peter Dube, confirmed that Kaindu would be back in the country this week.

“We are expecting him towards the end of this week. He should be here in time for the match at the weekend,” Dube said.

Although Dube could not shed more light on his arrival, a close associate of the Zambian gaffer confirmed Kaindu was scheduled to leave the United Kingdom today for his home country and was expected back in Bulawayo on Friday.

Kaindu has been attending a Uefa B licence coaching course in the United Kingdom.

His assistant Mark Mathe has been in charge of the Bulawayo giants in the two matches they beat Harare City 2-1 in the controversial Bob 90 Super Cup elimination match and the 1-0 triumph in a friendly match with FC Platinum on Sunday.

Kaindu would be eyeing a second piece of silverware since taking over from Mkhuphali Masuku two seasons ago.

He won the Mbada Diamonds Cup at the end of last season, narrowly missing out on the league title for the second season running.

Highlanders will play returnées Chapungu at Ascot Stadium on Saturday with the other match scheduled for Mandava Stadium pitting town rivals FC Platinum and Shabanie Mine. The final of the tournament would be played on Sunday.

Winners of the Cephas Msipa Charity tournament will pocket $5 000, runners-up will be $3 000 richer and $2 000 would be for the losers.

The teams will use the tournament as part of preparations for the 2014 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) season which is expected to kick off at the end of March.

Chapungu went on the market soon after their promotion to the PSL and acquired the services of striker Brighton Mugoni (Black Rhinos), goalkeeper Roy Mazingi (Shabanie Mine), Maxwell Mavhuto (Triple B) and Liberty Kim formerly with Black Boots.

Highlanders on the other hand have been trying winning combinations with new signings who include Charles Sibanda, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Welcome Ndiweni, Joel Ngodzo, Valentine Ndaba, Njabulo Nyoni, Felix Chindungwe and Mkhululi Dube.

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