THE MTN Premier League of Eswatini has never been friendly with Zimbabwe-born soccer coach Tarisai Changara and frustration is something that is fast growing and hatred for the relegation fight is taking its toll on him.
It is not a coincidence that all the premiership clubs Changara has coached since guiding Tambuti FC from the MTN National First Division to the elite league in 2015, relegation has hovered over his head and as preparations for the new season start, he is seeking to change it all.
After abandoning Tambuti just before the 2016/ 17 season, Changara began as an assistant to Meck Mwase before taking over the head coach reins at Mbabane Highlanders.
In the 2017/ 18 season, Changara found himself at Moneni Pirates who again were fighting relegation through the 2018/ 19 season before jumping ship back to relegation-haunted Tambuti where he has been retained ahead of the new soccer season.
In an interview this week, Changara said he now hated the relegation fight.
“We have begun our preparations for the new season as Tambuti and I am planning or targeting to get something during the season. I am trying to build a strong team this season to mount a strong challenge to the race.
“I must be honest, I now hate the relegation fight. I feel it has stalked me enough as a coach and I have to prepare against relegation. We should do a lot better in the season and I hope to impart the winning attitude in my players,” said Changara.
He revealed that he was unlikely to bring in Zimbabwean players to his squad.
The new season kicks off in August and most teams emerged from the off-season last week to shape up for the forthcoming soccer contest.