BULAWAYO City FC are not holding back in the quest to cement their stay in the Premier Soccer League after “unveiling” a new look technical team that will include analysts and various coaches with specific tasks in the team.
Taking a leaf from European clubs that employ a full complement of coaches to assist the head coach, Bulawayo City FC are taking a similar route as evidenced by the technical team that will lead the team in the 2020 season — if the season does eventually kick off.
The technical team will be headed by Philani Ncube and he will be assisted by three assistant coaches — Johannes Ngodzo, Golding Ndiye Dube, and Farai Mbewe Tawachera.
Former Warriors midfielder Ronald Sibanda is the new team manager with an M Nyala coming in as the team doctor while Khetho Moyo will be the physiotherapist. Sipho Ndlovu will assume the role of kit manager.
But according to an insider at the club, more personnel is set to be roped into the Bulawayo City FC technical bench in the form of analysts and possibly two assistant coaches.
“The club is taking a cue from big clubs around the world that have each coach assigned to a certain task like a strikers’ coach who reports to the head coach.
“For instance, Johannes Ngodzo will be responsible for coaching midfielders seeing that he is a former Highlanders and Warriors star player who excelled as a midfielder during his playing days.
“The team will also have analysts who will analyse every game, compile statistics and that sort of thing for the head coach Philani Ncube.
Additional staff to the technical team will be appointed in due course,” said the insider.
Caps United goalkeepers coach Witness Munkuli said assigning each assistant coach to a specific task within the team sharpens the players in their assigned roles.
“I work with goalkeepers in every training session and I get to know their strengths and weaknesses while the other coaches also concentrate on defenders, midfielders and strikers so everyone of us knows what is expected of him by the head coach,” said Munkuli.
Bulawayo City FC general manager Sikhumbuzo Ndebele was not available for comment.