CHEGUTU PIRATES FIRE COACH
By Innocent Muchochomi in Chegutu
Northern Region Division One Soccer League side Chegutu Pirates has sacked their head coach, Richard Chunga for adamantly refusing to lead a team that alegedly has no contractual agreement committed to players’ welfare, The Observer can reveal.
In a telephone interview, Chunga confirmed he has left Pirates.
“We have parted ways with Pirates and currently I am unattached.
“Chairman Bright Tembo verbally instructed me to stop reporting for training after I persisted that besides providing adequate resources, Council must let players sign contracts if they are serious they want the team to attain promotion to the elite Premier League,” Chunga said.
Pirates chairman Tembo admitted there were “technical changes” but said he was not in a position to give full details,
“There are technical changes but we haven’t finalized the setup,” he said.
“We will be in a position to publicize the technical structure by Friday.”
When The Observer visited Pirates’ training ground, Chunga was not among a panel of coaches conducting trials.
At their initial pre-season meeting, the newly-elected executive committee announced that they will provide Pirates with enabling resources to achieve Premier league and failure to accomplish this, means the end of the road for the coach.