Things Fall Apart? Bulawayo Chiefs’ sensational Coach quits

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BULAWAYO Chiefs Coach Lizwe Sweswe has unceremoniously quit his post.

By Bhora Afrika

Sweswe, the club’s go-to-man after a disastrous off season robbed them of over a dozen key players, had managed to reassemble a competitive side that even dismantled fancied Dynamos in Harare.

He leaves the side on eight position, having won four, drawn five and lost four.

Despite starting the season with a virtually new squad, Sweswe had managed to produce a competitive team in a short period.

Chiefs lost more than a dozen senior players at the beginning of the season after failing to pay them for more than six months.

Among those lost are towering twin Defenders Kelvin and Elvis Moyo and Attacking Midifielder Arthur Musiyiwa to Dynamos.

“The Executive at Bulawayo Chiefs F.C. would like to announce that Coach Lizwe Sweswe has tendered his resignation from the club, effective immediately,” said the Club early Wednesday.

“This was received with sadness, as Coach Lizwe Sweswe has played a great role so far. That being said, The Team will respect his decision.”

His resignation comes a day after appointment of Joseph Sibindi as his deputy with reports he sat in the terraces when Bulawayo Chiefs were beaten 2-0 by Green Fuel on 1 July.

The one time title winner with FC Platinum is said to have resigned over non-payment of salaries by the struggling club.

“Sibindi will guide this ship while we figure out a way forward in relation to the post of Head Coach,” added Bulawayo Chiefs.

Sibindi did not do the refresher course to validate his CAF A licence but is reliably informed that the sports science lecturer has already been given an exemption letter by the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA).

Meanwhile, Sweswe is rumored to be heading to Gweru-based Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) club Sheasham.

The newly promoted club has struggled to assert themselves in the top flight after 13 rounds of matches

With only one win and eight draws in 12 games, the Construction Boys are second from bottom on the log with 11 points.

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