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FC Platinum target Highladers coach Kaindu Not signing new contract … Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu (middle) and his assistants

FC PLATINUM head coach Lloyd Mutasa is set for the exit with the club now targeting Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu who has refused to sign a contract with the Mbada Diamonds Cup winners.
Mutasa’s contract expires on December 31.
Platinum courted Kaindu last July and with his contract ending on December 31, the Zambian’s services are in demand.
Kaindu refused to sign a contract with Bosso after they fired his assistants Bekithemba Ndlovu and Tembo Chuma.
The Highlanders board of directors and the executive were due to meet on Wednesday night to resolve the impasse.
Some executive officials want to replace Ndlovu with Dumaza Dube while Chuma could be replaced by former Warriors and Hwange goalkeeper’s coach Chenjerayi Dube.
While the Bosso house appears to be burning, Platinum are keeping a close watch on the developments and have also not held contract talks with Mutasa, who replaced Tennant Chilumba last July.
FC Platinum president George Mawere said: “Mutasa’s contract expires at the end of the year but I cannot say whether his contract will be extended or not. For now we are on a break and we should meet early next year to discuss that.”
Sources at the club however indicated that Kaindu is their first choice and Mutasa will only be considered if the Zambian signs a new Highlanders deal.
“A three year contract is on the table for Kaindu to sign any time. We spoke to him last year when there were problems with the team manager (Willard Khumalo) and he wanted to leave,” said a club official who did not want to be named.
“We were even prepaid to compensate Highlanders for the remaining six months of the year.”
Platinum are entering their fourth year in the Premiership but have had one of the highest turnovers of coaches since Benjamin Moyo died in April 2011. Since then Rahman Gumbo, Tendai Chikuni, Philani Mabhena, Patrick Mandizha and Chilumba have taken charge of theclub.
Only Gumbo and Chikuni managed to bring silverware in the form of the Bob88 and the Independence Trophy. They also reached the second round of the Caf Confederations Cup in 2012 under the guidance of Gumbo.Advertisement