ZVISHAVANE – Ailing former PSL side Shabanie Mine FC are chasing the services of their long lost son Arnold Jani to be their ‘Messiah’ ahead of the new season, having endured a rough patch last time out.
It has been terribly gruesome in the Chinda Boys’ camp for the last season two seasons as they are failing rekindle the Premiership glory.
Last season they were almost dumped to the Division 2 under the tutelage of former Bulawayo City assistant coach Timothy Maphosa.
To end their dreadful spell, the recently appointed executive led by Elias Marufu thinks Marufu has the magic to bring back the club to its glory days.
The revelation however emerges amid the fact that the Club has not announced anything towards Maphosa’s stay or exit at the club.
Club spokesperson Weston Wesley could neither deny nor confirm their intention to pin down Jani, but reiterated that the new executive is working on some contractual modalities with Maphosa.
“We cannot be in a hurry to assure speak of the developments, remember we had a coach last season, Timothy Maposa and we have not had an opportunity to sit and talk to him because of so many reasons.
“So we are working on some contractual modalities, and then make our moves. Last season is subject to review and changes might happen but we have to follow the correct channels so that we avoid embroiling ourselves in contractual disputes,” he said.
Jani is no stranger to the Chinda boy’s set-up as he had a stint with the club in the 2015/16 season as head coach before being kicked out.
He spent the last three seasons at MSU FC where he was assistant coach to Joseph Micheal.
Meanwhile reports from the Zvishavane camp suggest that their former gaffer Luke Masomere has offered to play a technical advisory to the club.