Under 20 soccer coach quits

cuthbert_dubeHARARE Zimbabwe under-20 soccer team coach Methembe "Mayor" Ndlovu has quit his position to take up the ZIFA board member (development) portfolio. (Pictured: ZIFA President Cuthbert Dube)

Ndlovu was appointed ZIFA board member (development) after winning elections held at Prince Edward in Harare on March 27. Ndlovu, who is also the owner of Premiership side Bantu Rovers, officially tendered his resignation to the ZIFA board last Friday.

“Ndlovu confirmed to The Zimbabwean he had resigned from his post.”As you are aware I am now in the ZIFA board and I cannot continue to coach the national team. It means I had to relinquish that post. I handed over my resignation to the board last week when we held our first meeting and it was accepted. The ZIFA board will now be looking for a replacement,” said Ndlovu.

Ndlovu, who also coached Bulawayo giants Highlanders after returning from Germany where he had a stint however, said he would continue to be part of his team Bantu Rovers’ technical department.

Ndlovu owns Bantu Rovers who are playing in the Premier Soccer League for the second year running after surviving relegation by a whisker last season.

“There is a coach at Bantu Rovers but I will continue to be involved,” said Ndlovu.

The new ZIFA board led by Cuthbert Dube, who is also Premier Service Medical Aid Society chief executive, held its first meeting last Friday.

The meeting was held at Dube’s residence in Groombridge because of a cash squeeze. The meeting which started at 6pm ended in the wee hours of the morning.

Sources who attended the meeting said it was resolved that workers at the troubled football association should re-submit their CVs following allegations of financial mismanagement.

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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