HIGHLANDERS head coach Kelvin Kaindu left the country yesterday for the United Kingdom for the Uefa B Licence ahead of the team’s Independence Trophy semi-final tie at the weekend against FC Platinum. The match will be played at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.
Dynamos will host Harare City in the second semi-final at Rufaro Stadium. Kaindu was unavailable for their crucial Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match against Harare City that saw them being humbled 4-0 and was also absent for the Bob 90 semi-final clash against the same team.
When Highlanders began their pre-season preparation he was away in Zambia then later went to the UK. Bosso chairman Peter Dube confirmed Kaindu’s departure.
“Yes, he has left. He has gone back to the UK and he will not be back until next week. He certainly will not be available for the semi-final match,” he said.
Dube said in the past they were looking at the long-term benefits the team would get and that Kaindu’s assistants are capable of handling the business of the day.
Bosso leaders have been criticised for allowing the head coach to travel ahead of crucial games.