SHABANIE MINE technical director Jairos Tapera has expressed excitement at developments happening at his new club.
Tapera joined the Chinda Boys from cross-town rivals FC Platinum as head of their technical department in a bid to rescue them from relegation following an eight-match winless streak in the league.
Being part of the Pure Platinum Play structures and with a previously fractured working relationship with current Shabanie coach John Phiri before, Tapera’s appointment seemed to be recipe for disaster.
But the Young Warriors mentor has reassured that everything has been smooth sailing at the Maglas Stadium-based side.
His first assignment since assuming the reins will be a date against coal miners Hwange at their home venue tomorrow.
“It has been work as usual so far. We are trying to put things together so that we will be ready for Thursday’s (tomorrow) game.
“So far so good again with my workmates here. We are working together for the good of the team and everyone has been very supportive,” Tapera said.
The burden of motivating the players has been made a bit light by the executive’s decision to increase the remuneration of players.
The club’s secretary-general Pithias Shoko confirmed the developments of the club’s payment structure.
“We have increased the players winning bonuses to $250 and we will pay $125 for a draw, but we pay for draws away from home. We have a sponsor for those packages, but I will not publicise the name for professional reasons,” Shoko said.
Tapera expressed excitement at the increment of bonuses. “For me I take it as good upkeep of the players and that is greatly commendable,” he said.