Murape shortlisted for Namibia

JOHANNESBURG - Nomadic Zimbabwe born-coach Shepherd Murape has been shortlisted for the vacant Namibia national team job raising hopes that the former African Wanderers and Manning Rangers gaffer might take over ahead of the COSAFA Castle cup in July.This comes after revelations that former Orlan

do Pirates coach Kosta Papic is out of the race for the job as he did not apply and did not attend interviews last week.
Murape who has also had stints with Qwaqwa Stars, Real Rovers, AmaZulu, Moroka Swallows, Black Leopards and Orlando Pirates is currently coach of Namibia top league side Walvis Bay Blue Waters.
The Zimbabwean, who has also coached in Botswana and in his native country, was short-listed last week along Zambia national team assistant coach, Ben Bamfuchile after attending interviews.
Murape has previously coached the Brave Warriors in Namibia in 1994 and the Namibia Football Association could be tempted to bring him back again with the announcement expected to be made within the next two weeks.
The only impending factor for the NFA is finances with coaches like Kosta Papic understood to be worth R70 000 a month an element that has left the Namibians with little option but to go for the likes of Murape whose salary demands they can meet.
At the moment caretaker coaches are David Snewe, Brian Isaacs and former Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Ronnie Kanalelo who have assembled a provisional squad ahead of the COSAFA Cup. – CAJ News

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