Chaminuka considers farming after United

Noel Muzambwa

FORMER Warriors assistant coach Saul Chaminuka has once again declared his desire to play a part at Highlanders Football Club after his tenure at MTN Premier League of Swaziland outfit Matsapha United.

Describing the club as his a�?junior career teaa�? Chaminuka said he had a burning desire to develop a great Highlanders team that would conquer and restore glory to the followers of the greatest football institution.

Speaking shortly after last Saturday’s arrival from Zimbabwe to rejoin Matsapha United ending growing speculation, Chaminuka dismissed speculation that he was leaving his Swaziland outfit for another local team.

a�?I dona��t know of any interest from any team unless maybe someone mischievously submitted my Curriculum Vitae to some team without my knowledge. I have only been talking to Matsapha United and I do not see myself taking up another coaching job after Matsapha United.

a�?If anything, I will not coach any other team in Swaziland except Matsapha United. It’s either going to be Highlanders (Zimbabwe) or farming at my farm in Chivhu. Quitting the game is one of the things that cross my mind.

a�?I really missed Matsapha United and let me clarify something. My prolonged stay in Zimbabwe had nothing to do with the contract but family security. I owe it to (Sipho) Shongwe who has placed faith in me to guide this project at a time when some are praying for its downfall,a�? said Chaminuka.

He hinted that he might take up farming full time at his farm situated on the outskirts of Chivhu in Zimbabwe after his days at Matsapha United.

This is not the first time Chaminuka has hinted his Highlanders interest as a couple years ago he told our sister paper how much he would have loved to coach Bosso.

Chaminuka returned to the Swazi outfit on his 49th birthday to a third meeting in a fixture that crafted him a cult hero with a 2-1 win over Mbabane Swallows in the SwaziBank Cup at Somhlolo National Stadium on March 5.

This remains the only defeat suffered by Swallows to a local side this year accompanied by a 39 matches unbeaten run in the MTN Premier League of Swaziland.

However, the two corresponding fixtures have ended stalemate 0-0 and 1-1.

Meanwhile, this correspondent can exclusively reveal that Chaminuka is due to sign a new improved package Matsapha United deal this week. -@NoelMunzabwa