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'Ndumiso Gumede guilty of fanning tribalism,' says Chunga

by Staff reporter
05 Mar 2015 at 06:10hrs | Views

FORMER Dynamos player and Soccer Coaches Union of Zimbabwe chairman Moses Chunga blamed the recurrent violent scenes at Barbourfields on "tribalistic administrators who will always defend violent hooligans for tribal reasons" and alleged that Bosso chief executive Ndumiso Gumede and former ZIFA board member Benedict Moyo were guilty of fanning tribalism in football.

Violence rocked the Bob 91 Super Cup elimination match between Highlanders and CAPS United at Barbourfields last Sunday and Chunga wants Bosso penalised heavily for the mayhem.

"These days it is a crime for a Dynamos or CAPS player to be mingling with Highlanders folks after a match. That is not the essence of football at all," said Chunga.

"This is what we are getting for creating a tribal divide in our football. Even if one looks at the set up of the Warriors technical department, on many occasions there is an unwritten law that if the head coach comes from Harare the assistant must come from Bulawayo. Why? Are these the only places that can give us good coaches for our national team?

"The problem is that we have people like Ndumiso Gumede and Benedict Moyo who are always pushing tribal agendas in our football. During our time as players, the national team had players from all over be it Hwange, Rio Tinto, Mutare and so on. Even if a team like Highlanders provided four players it would be on merit and not what we are witnessing these days," Chunga said.

Chunga is even advocating for Bosso to be banned.

"Even if it means banning concerned clubs and individuals for a long time so be it so that we set the record straight that violence has no place in our football," said Chunga.

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