ZVISHAVANE – The newly appointed Shabani Mine FC coach Taku Shariwa has named Wilson Mutekede and Crispen Moyo as his assistants while Claudius Gunduza takes over as goalkeepers' coach.
Shariwa took over the coaching position from Mandla Mpofu in a huff just after his appointment.
Mutekede a qualified CAF instructer was formaly with Caps United as an assistant coach before coaching Twalumba FC. His last station was Blue Swallows.
His counterpart Crispen Moyo is a Shabani FC son who played for the club in 1988 and was assistant to Tendai Chikuni in the 2016 period when they qualified to join the top flight football. Moyo once coached Ziyalanda FC in the Central region.
Shariwa's appointment of Gunduza as the goalkeepers' coach shows how serious the club is in trying to maintain professional and quality football as the later coached two Premiership clubs, Mutare City FC and Dongo Sawmill FC all from Manicaland and was Masvingo United keeper during the 2003-2005 Premiership season.
Shabani FC chairman Elias Marufu said they had faith in their coach and whomsoever he would appoint.
"We believe in our coach (Shariwa) and whatever appointment he would have done we give him hundred percent support. He is an experienced man and his assistants' appointments shows that he is here for business," said Marufu.
Meanwhile, the club is yet to finalise on South African Ishmael Moosa who needs an international clearance in order to play for the club.
"They have to finalise the team, so nothing has been processed yet," said Moosa.
The former under 19 Bloumfontein winger impressed during Shabani FC friendly match against Kwekwe Sables FC last Sunday where they won 1-0 before they were held to a two-all draw against ZPC Munyati.