HOW Mine face a huge crisis with senior players reportedly on the verge of dumping the club hardly two months after losing coach Kelvin Kaindu and recently a goalkeepersa�� coach to a local rival.
Kaindu was unveiled as the new Power Dynamos coach in his native Zambia and just last week goalkeepersa�� coach Tembo Chuma joined Highlanders.
With three weeks before the 24 February deadline for the registration of players with the Premier Soccer League, the How Mine executive is finding it hard to tie senior players down with contracts.
Mgcini Sibanda has already opened the floodgates after dumping the Metallon Gold bankrolled side for neighbours Bulawayo City.
Midfielder Milton Ncube, who was last season used as a left back by the departed Kaindu, goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya and Pasca Manhanga reportedly want out of How Mine.
The playersa�� bone of contention with the club is lack of a clear undertaking by the executive that salary and winning bonuses wrangles that dogged the team last year would not re-occur again in the 2018 season.
So bad was the situation last season that almost the entire team refused to train and fulfil a league match against Dynamos forcing Kaindu to field inexperienced youngsters.
Bekithemba Ndlovu could find the going tough in his first year as head coach if the club fails to tie down experienced players.
Club chairman Paul McAndrews played down the looming crisis saying his executive had the situation under control.
a�?If there are players that want to leave then they have not communicated their position with the club but otherwise ita��s business as usual.
a�?As I have said before we met players whose contracts expired to see where they stand and ita��s only a matter of time before we formalise the talks and extend their contracts.
a�?Remember players sign employment contracts with the mine so ita��s a process that takes due diligence,a�? said McAndrews.
Coach Ndlovu is yet to name an assistant and also needs to hunt for a goalkeepersa�� coach to replace Chuma.