Kaindu back at Highlanders

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HIGHLANDERS coach Kelvin Kaindu finally started work at the Bulawayo giants on Wednesday morning at White City Stadium after a long stay in his native Zambia and the UK for studies.
He just has a week to get his team in order as next weekend, Highlanders travel to Gweru for date with Chapungu in the semi-finals of the CG Msipa Charity Shield before facing Harare City at Barbourfields Stadium on February 16.
After a brief stop-over in the tourist resort of Victoria Falls on Monday evening, Kaindu eventually landed in the city on Tuesday night.
On Wednesday, at White City, he had a meeting with his new assistants Mark Mathe and Peter Nkomo before taking the players through their paces.
He also had time to acquaint himself with the club’s new signings-Joel Ngodzo, Welcome Ndiweni, Khumbulani Banda, Njabulo Nyoni, Valentine Ndaba and two Canadian players Phillippe Barriault and Jean-Felix Lemieux.
Kaindu started in Zambia for a Caf A coaching badge before he rounded up in the UK for the Uefa B coaching course which he began at the end of last season.
He arrived back in Zambia last week and Highlanders chairman Peter Dube at the weekend said they would tap on the knowledge acquired by the youthful coach in their quest for a first league title since 2006.
“We believe having a highly-qualified coach in touch with global football trends will help us in a very big way. Technical aspects of football are changing every day and it is good that our coach does not want to be left out,” Dube said.
“The coach has acquired knowledge and the players are also working hard so that is all part of gearing up for this year. We are looking forward to the new season.”Advertisement