The Sunday News
Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
HIGHLANDERS assistant coach, Bekithemba Ndlovu has refuted allegations that he is engaging in acts of sabotage so that he can take over Madinda Ndlovu’s job when his boss gets fired.
Speaking at a press conference he attended with Madinda and the other assistant coach Mandla Mpofu at the club’s offices on Thursday, the former Bosso skipper, who was close to tears said he could not have his eyes on the job of a man who brought him to Highlanders, firstly as a player and now as a coach. He said the reason why he joined Highlanders from Bulawayo City was because he wanted to gain more knowledge as a coach.
“How can I eye the technical manager’s job when he is the one who brought me here? I came here from BCC, I was head coach at BCC, him the TM (Madinda) wanted me to come and assist then I saw it fit that Highlanders is a big team I can grow under Madinda, I can learn under Madinda. I said when I was coming that I can here to learn, everything it’s got its time. If I take his job we lose six games again in a row I am fired what would I have I achieved? Bekithemba said.
The national Under-20 mentor expressed his desire to go on to coach the Warriors in future and cannot disrupt Madinda as that would affect his own future ambitions in coaching.
“I have a long career, I am here to learn from my boss, I want to be the best coach, I want to coach the national team,’’ he said.
Highlanders have not won any of their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League matches and are at the bottom of the log with four points, all secured from draws. They face Herentals at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday with hopes high that Bosso will finally record their first win of the season.