AMINI Soma Phiri is yet to start duty as Bulawayo Citya��s head coach, a development that will see the cluba��s assistant coach Bekithemba a�?Supera�? Ndlovu continue being the boss for now.
City, who parted ways with Darlington Dodo early this week following Amakhosia��s posting of poor results, immediately hired Phiri to assume the position of head coach.
a�?Amini Soma Phiri has not yet started duty. Bekithemba Ndlovu will continue to be on the interim (head coach),a�? said Jerry Sibanda the cluba��s chairman.
On Wednesday, Ndlovu, a former Highlanders and Warriors defender, was in charge when Bulawayo City pummelled visiting Nichrut 3-0.
Phiri was expected to begin his first day in office guiding Bulawayo City against cross town rivals Chicken Inn in a derby tie that will played on Saturday at Luveve Stadium.
Chicken Inn are an equally buoyant side. They are coming from a 1-0 triumph over former league champions Caps United 1-0.
Second-placed FC Platinum meet newboys Herentals at Rufaro Stadium. In a battle of the Midlands-based sides, bruised Nichrut will take on Chapungu who are smarting from a 2-1 defeat at the hands of a seemingly resurgent Dynamos.
Log leaders Ngezi Platinum Stars entertain Yadah FC at Mhondoroa��s Baobab Stadium.
On Sunday, Barbourfields Stadium will be the venue for the game between Bulawayo football giants Highlanders and ZPC Kariba.
Bosso are third on the log with 20 points, three behind Ngezi Platinum Stars. A win against struggling ZPC Kariba, who are anchoring the log standings with a paltry five points from nine starts, will help Madinda Ndlovua��s Bosso charges keep a close check on the platinum miners who are yet to lose a match this season.
Shabanie Mine and CAPS United will square it off at Maglas Stadium whileA� Dynamos plunge into battle against unpredictable Harare City at Rufaro Stadium.
Tawurai Mangwiroa��s Triangle United will play host to Bulawayo Chiefs at Gibbo Stadium. The game between Mutare City Rovers and Black Rhinos will conclude the leaguea��s week nine fixtures programme.
Herentals vs FC Platinum (Rufaro Stadium), Nichrut FC vs ChapunguA�A� (Ascot Stadium); Chicken Inn FC vs Bulawayo City (Luveve Stadium), Ngezi Platinum Stars v Yadah FC (Baobab Stadium)
Highlanders v ZPC KaribaA� (Barbourfields Stadium), Shabanie Mine v Caps United FC (Maglas Stadium),A� Dynamos v Harare City FC (Rufaro Stadium), Triangle UnitedA� v Bulawayo Chiefs (Gibbo Stadium), Mutare City Rovers vA� Black Rhinos (Vengere Stadium)