JUST days after denials that Philani Ncube had quit Castle Premiership side How Mine, the club has officially confirmed the coach’s departure.
“Philani Ncube has stepped down and in his absence Sheunesu Chaka will be in charge of the team starting with this weekend’s Chibuku Super Cup against Chicken Inn until a substantive coach has been appointed,” said How Mine’s vice-chairman Alpha Matumbura on Thursday.
Ncube follows Lloyd Mutasa who quit FC Platinum last Thursday and becomes the fourth coach to lose his job to poor results after Moses Chunga (Chiredzi) and Bigboy Mawiwi (Harare City).
Luke Masomere, who coaches fellow Premiership side Buffaloes has been linked with the job.
How Mine last tasted victory on Week 11 when they beat Buffaloes 2-1 in Mutare getting their goals from Benjamin Marere and Edmore “Digo” Muzanenhamo.
They followed that loss with a goalless draw at home against FC Platinum, then a four-match losing streak to Triangle (away), Highlanders and back-to-back defeats to Black Rhinos.
Ncube’s side went on to play a goalless draw with Highlanders in the reverse fixture before losing at home to Triangle and away to FC Platinum.
Chaka’s first match in charge is this weekend’s clash against Chicken Inn in the Chibuku Super Cup first round at Luveve Stadium on Saturday.
Saturday: ZPC Kariba v Harare City (Rimuka), FC Platinum v Bantu Rovers (Mandava), Caps United v Chapungu (Rufaro), How Mine v Chicken Inn (Luveve)
Sunday: Dynamos v Black Rhinos (Gwanzura), Highlanders v Shabanie Mine (Luveve), Hwange v Triangle United (Colliery), Buffaloes v Chiredzi (Sakubva)