Joseph Sibindi

Tsholotsho appoint new coach

Raymond Jaravaza
TSHOLOTSHO FC are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to make a quick return to the Premier Soccer League after appointing ex-Bantu Rovers Joseph Sibindi to the position of head coach.

Last season Sibindi was in charge of Bantu Rovers in the Premier Soccer League after former coach and co-owner Methembe Ndlovu relinquished his position in the technical set up to concentrate on the administrative side of the club.

The new Tsholotsho FC coach Sibindi is a holder of a Caf A Licence badge, the highest coaching certificate in the country.

a�?He signed a one year contract with us and his target is to win promotion back into the Premiership at the end of the 2018 season. We opted for Sibindi because he holds a Caf A badge and in the event the team plays in the PSL next season we wona��t have to appoint another coach with the minimum requirements to sit on the bench in the Premiership,a�? said Tsholotsho FC chairman Mlamuli Phiri.

Sibindi is familiar working with teams in Division One as he was in charge of the now defunct National University of Science and Technology (Nust) in the Zifa Southern Region in 2016.

Tsholotsho FC have since made a decision to move back to their rural base a�� Tsholotsho Stadium a�� where they enjoy a good following.

The team faces stiff challenge from Hwange FC a�� a former PSL side that was also relegated last year a�� and experienced Division One campaigners ZPC Hwange and Talen Vision in the fight for the 2018 league title.

The Zifa Southern Region season is expected to kick off in March.

The league executive will hold an Annual General Meeting on 24 February with the 18 clubs that are expected to take part in the upcoming season.