Former Warriors coach heads for Tanzania

Roving Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet who coached Zimbabwe’s Warriors for only one day before he was deported has found another job in Tanzania less than a month after being sacked as Technical Director of Nigerian national teams.

Tom Saintfiet.
Tom Saintfiet.

Saintfiet who is suing Zifa for breach of contract has found a new home in the form of Tanzania’s top club Young Africans. The Belgian joined Young African Wednesday after getting the nod ahead of 27 other applicants.

Apart from Zimbabwe and Nigeria, Saintfiet has also coached in Ethiopia and Namibia.

Saintfiet is suing Zifa for breach of contract after he was deported by the Department of Immigration after his application for a work permit was turned down. The Belgian is claiming that Zifa did not do enough in their work permit application and wants the football controlling body to pay him for the rest of his contract.

Saintfiet is understood to have been promised an $8 000 a month salary on top of other benefits such as the payment of his apartment in his home country.

However, Zifa lawyer Ralph Maganga says Zifa have no case to answer since they did not have power over work permits adding that Saintfiet even went to work somewhere else after losing his work permit battle in Zimbabwe.

That, says Maganga, was a breach of contract on the part of Saintfiet since he did not consult Zifa on his next move.

Before joining the Warriors, Saintfiet was at the centre of a storm in Namibia where he dumped the Brave Warriors before the expiry of his contract.

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