Chidzambwa assumed duties as head coach for Free State Stars

sunday_chidzambwaJOHANNESBURG -FORMER Zimbabwe Warriors head Coach, Sunday "Mhofu" Chidzambwa (Pictured) has assumed duties as head coach for Free State Stars, he told CAJ News this week.

However, Chidzambwa was not on the bench on Sunday when Free State Stars played Bidvest Wits Football Club in the Nedbank Cup quarter-final.

Caretaker coach Themba Sithole was on the bench instead.

Chidzambwa, who jetted into the country on Monday he did not waste time either as he took his players on their paces.

Club spokesman, Mosikili Bothata, said the arrival of the Zimbabwean veteran coach would boost the Bloemfontein based premiership club’s chances of winning next season’s league title and other silverwares.

“We are only hoping for the best out of Chidzambwa. He is a tried and tested coach with credentials to speak for themselves.

“He is the first coach to guard his country Zimbabwe into the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia, 2004, and has done a lot at club level with Dynamos,” said Bothata.

Undoubtedly the best ever indigenous Zimbabwean coach the country ever produced, but here it will be a question of time whether he delivers the much anticiated results or not.

Already club officials, supporters, fans and players were in high spirits following the arrival of the coach.

“The reception was good, and I also hope for the best with the club,” said Chidzambwa.

He could not be drawn into revealing whether he was aiming to win the league championship in his first season at the ABSA league before representing the country at continental level.

Chidzambwa could not reveal whether he would sign several players from his country to beef up the Free State Stars squad.

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