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How Mine meet over new coach

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HOW MINE Football Club will meet officially for the first time tomorrow to map the way forward after the departure of head coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube, who resigned last Thursday owing to a string of poor results.

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Ncube threw in the towel after going for eight matches without a win, picking up two points from two draws.

His assistant Sheunesu Chaka has taken over in an acting capacity and won his first match in charge on Sunday when How Mine beat Chicken Inn 1-0 in the first round of the Chibuku Super Cup at Mandava Stadium.

How Mine chairman Mlondolozi Nkomo, who has been out of the country and started work yesterday, said Chaka will remain in charge and the gold miners have not arrived on a decision to appoint any coach yet.

“We have congested fixtures after having played Chicken Inn yesterday (Sunday) and we will play Buffaloes at Hartsfield tomorrow before we travel to the capital for Harare City on Saturday.

“We have not met as an executive and we will only be meeting officially on Wednesday (tomorrow) or Thursday after the unfolding of these events. We have not decided on a new coach yet. Sheunesu will be in charge in an acting capacity, but we will make our position clear after we have met,” Nkomo said.

He dispelled rumours that there are some coaches who have been shortlisted for the job following reports that Buffaloes coach Luke Masomere was favourite to land the post.

“Unless these guys have made interviews during my absence, but from the briefings that I have gathered no coach has been interviewed. Those reports are not true,” Nkomo said.

After How Mine’s loss to Triangle at Luveve Stadium and FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium in the last two league matches, there have been reports linking Masomere to the job at How Mine, with other coaches — Mkhuphali Masuku, Mark Mathe, Godfrey Tamirepi and Lloyd Chitembwe — reportedly on the gold miners’ radar.

How Mine currently sit on the 11th position with 23 points just one above Shabanie Mine who are on the relegation cut-off point with eleven matches to go before the curtain comes down on the 2014 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season.

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