SUSPENDED Hwange Football Club technical manager Bongani Mafu has decided to remain mum on the development that also saw the team’s assistant coach Try Ncube being frozen out.
Mafu and Ncube were suspended indefinitely on Tuesday leaving club legend Nation Dube to take charge on an interim basis.
“How are you? I think the person you want to talk to is the club chairman Nairos Deredzai,” said Mafu.
Mafu and Ncube were recently sent for CAF A classes in Tanzania by Chipangano.
Under their watch, Hwange has of late been registering negative results and last weekend they fell at the hands of Premier Soccer League (PSL) newboys Sheasham.
Deredzai said with results not coming their way, they were forced to make some technical team changes.
“We had set our coaches targets and results were not coming, leaving us with no option but to suspend Mafu and Ncube. Obviously, the decision was made after a lot considerations, we had to make an informed decision after gathering information. Dube will be head coach for now and we will continue monitoring how these perform. We now have one person who will make decisions,” said Deredzai.
Last week we reported all was not well in the Chipangano camp amid revelations that the club’s executive members held a meeting with members of the technical team to iron out a few issues.
Zimpapers Sports Hub had it on good authority that the club’s executive met the then Mafu-led technical team at Colliery Stadium, a situation that raised a lot of eyebrows in the soccer-crazy mining community.
As a result, there were some reports that went on to suggest that Mafu, Dube and Ncube among other members of the Chipangano technical bench were about to be shown the exit.
They are on 24 points and have been struggling together with Bulawayo Chiefs and ZPC Kariba.
Hwange, who had a bright start to their campaign, have so far posted six wins, the same number of draws and nine defeats.