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Bantu Rovers raid Bosso coaching department

by Staff reporter
11 Jan 2016 at 12:10hrs | Views
Bulawayo based Division One side Bantu Rovers has raided Highlanders juniors' coach Dumaza Dube.

 Dube had been handed a long-term contract as juniors' development co-ordinator.

Bantu Rovers chief executive officer Wilbert Sibanda confirmed Bantu Rovers had enlisted the services of the former national Under-15 coach, who worked for Highlanders for a long time and produced some of the best talents in the top-flight.

"Dube is now juniors' development co-ordinator at Bantu Rovers with effect from January 1," Sibanda said.

"It is a long-term contract. His main focus will be on recruitment of junior players from the Under-14s to the Under-18s."

Dube will also be in charge of the academic portfolio where he will co-ordinate private lessons to help players at theclub who are still at school.

Bantu played in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) in 2009 and in 2014 after acquiring the top-flight franchise from Eastern Lions and Bulawayo Chiefs respectively.

On both occasions, they failed to last longer than one season in the elite league.

 "Dube also heads the academic side and will be responsible for hiring of tutors to conduct private lessons to help players at the club who are still at school and prepare them for scholarship opportunities which are facilitated by Bantu Rovers," Sibanda said.

Dube, who will also be in charge of the Under-14s, will assist another former Bosso player Chipo Tsodzo, who coaches the Under-16s at Bantu Rovers.

Tsodzo is assistant to former Bosso and Warriors prolific midfielder Johannes Ngodzo, who is in charge of the Under-18s and assists former Highlanders senior team assistant coach Mandla "Lulu" Mpofu in the senior team.

Last year, Bantu Rovers appointed former Highlanders chairman and manager Ernest "Maphepha" Sibanda as chief of protocol, in charge of all teams.

Source - newsday