Senior Sports Reporter
FORMER Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Esrom Nyandoro is now a scout for the club with his task to identify future Brazilians.
Mamelodi Sundowns spokesperson Thulani Thuswa confirmed that Nyandoro, whose contract as a player came to an end in June 2015 was now scouting players for Masandawana. Thuswa said the former Warriors skipper was contracted fulltime by the reigning African club champions.
“He works here with us he has been for two months now, just like everyone who works for Sundowns he is now contracted, anyone who works here is permanent. Remember he is one of our stalwarts, he knows so much about scouting. He was always a guy interested in talent identification,’’ said Thuswa.
Nyandoro worked briefly as team manager for the Sundowns Multi Choice Diski side which is a reserve side for Masandawana but left the position when the club did not offer him a contract. In an interview with this publication at the end of last year, Nyandoro revealed that he was mulling his future after parting ways with Sundowns.
Yesterday, Nyandoro, who is in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the moment expressed his desire to get more committed to coaching from next year as be believes Zimbabwe is still lagging behind in that aspect.
“I will get serious about coaching next year. I want to spend more time in Holland and Germany. I feel in Zimbabwe we are still behind in coaching, when I watched Zimbabwe in Cosafa, we conceded soft goals,’’ said Nyandoro.
Nyandoro attended the Cosafa Castle Cup in North West to scout for players for Sundowns. This publication has it on good authority that one of the former Warrior defensive linkman’s tasks was to monitor Highlanders striker Prince Dube. The youngster was, however, given little opportunity to impress as he started just one match for the Warriors at the Cosafa Castle Cup where he scored in the 6-0 demolition of Seychelles. — @Mdawini_29