Tembo “Chokri” Chuma

Chokri going nowhere

Fungai Muderere
ESTEEMED Premier Soccer League goalkeepers coach Tembo “Chokri” Chuma’s intended move to join How Mine from Triangle has hit a brick wall amid revelations he was recalled by Sugarcane boys to honour his contract.

Chuma, who enjoys a good working relationship with Zambian gaffer Kelvin Kaindu, signed a two-year contract with Triangle last year. His intended move to join Kaindu at How Mine did not materialise.

“I’m back at Triangle. I still have a running contract with the club which expires this year. It is a binding contract which I signed last year and I thought of serving those two years at Triangle. Remember, when I left ZPC Kariba at the end of 2014, I also had a running contract. I saw it prudent to remain at Triangle because clubs might end up thinking that I am not a trustworthy person,” said the soft spoken gaffer.

During his coaching stint at Highlanders, Highlanders goalminder Ariel Sibanda was voted the best goalkeeper of the 2012 season.

The following year, then Bosso shot stopper Munyaradzi Diya, under the tutelage of Chokri, emerged as the country’s best goalie.

Meanwhile, Triangle United has moved swiftly to replace Kaindu with former Dynamos coach David Mandigora.

Kaindu’s contract with the Lowveld based side was reportedly due to run out in December this year.