THE Zifa Normalisation Committee on Thursday appointed Highlanders coach Baltemar Brito as interim coach for the senior national soccer team.

He will be assisted by Dynamos interim coach, Genesis Mangombe and suspended Hwange coach Bongani Mafu until June next year when the Zifa NC leaves office.

A substantive Zifa executive should be in place by June next year and they will then appoint a substantive coach of their choice.

Dynamos’ Genesis Mangombe will be Brito’s assistant

In a media statement, the Zifa NC said:

“The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is pleased to inform the nation that it has appointed Baltemar Brito as the head coach of the senior men’s team forthwith until June 2024. He will be assisted by Bongani Mafu and Genesis Mangombe.

“The Normalisation Committee (NC) settled for the trio after an extensive recruitment and consultative process based on regional, continental, and global confederations’ guidelines. The NC set the coaches’ term of engagement to end at the same time with its mandate so that the next board will have the opportunity to recruit its own coaches.

Bongani Mafu is the second assistant

“Brito and his assistants’ first assignment will be the invitational match to celebrate Botswana’s Independence Day on 30 September. Thereafter, they will have to begin working on creating a team to compete in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in November.

“ZIFA would like to thank Highlanders FC and Dynamos for allowing their coaches to serve the nation. The coaches will remain with their clubs and will be reporting for national assignments as and when required to do so.

“The association pleads for the nation’s patience as it continues with the recruitment of remaining national teams coaches.”


NEIGHBOURGATE. . . married man accused of impregnating neighbour’s wife

Arron Nyamayaro

A MARRIED man is being accused of impregnating his neighbour’s wife.

Kudakwashe Nherera was confronted by Noel Macheredze (36), who is accusing him of impregnating his wife, Patient Chipo Ncube.

Noel made Patient pack her bags and leave after finding love messages between her and Kudakwashe.

The messages exposed Patient for engaging in sexual intercourse with Kudakwashe several times.

Noel confiscated Patient’s mobile phone and went through the love messages between her and Kudakwashe, and other men she had been hooking up, while her husband was in South Africa.

Among the messages, Patient indicated that she wanted to continue enjoying sex with Kudakwashe, saying he was better in bed than Noel.

Zuva riya wakapotsa wandimitisa. Nhasi huya zvakare nekuti ndakusuwa. Uye ndikaita mimba bho nekuti baba vekwangu mmmm,” reads one of the messages.

Patient Chipo Ncube

Kudakwashe confirmed bedding Patient and referred to her as a ‘whore.’

“I was not aware that Patient was married to my brother’s friend Noel,” said Kudakwashe.

Ndakasangana naye mubhawa ini. 

“I do not know why Noel accused me only when his wife had several lovers in the hood.

“He must not bother me over Patient, after all they have one child together,” said Kudakwashe.

Patient accused Noel’s sister, only identified as Mai Fungai, of ruining her marriage.

“I am the one who decided to pack my belongings and leave Noel because he believed everything he was told by Mai Fungai,” said Patient.

“When Noel returned from South Africa, he was fed falsehoods. 

“They accused me of dating Kudakwashe.

Ini handina nhumbu ini, ndezvekwake izvo. I have since moved out and staying with my parents in Hwange.

Akatondigonera ndakufurwa nemhepo ndaishaya kuti ndobvasei kumba kwake,” said Patient.

Noel told H-Metro that he regretted taking his family to Chivhu.

“We had been living together peacefully and I decided to rent a house for my family in Chivhu. She does not have a birth certificate and so this made it difficult to continue living with her in South Africa.

“I had been returning home after every two months and my wife started cheating on me by inviting several lovers into our matrimonial bedroom.

“She would go to her parents in Hwange every time fearing that neighbours would inform me about her shenanigans.

Varume vose varipedo vaipinzwa mumba mangu,” said Noel.

Source: NEIGHBOURGATE. . . married man accused of impregnating neighbour’s wife


Zvikomborero Parafini 

TWO people lost thousands of dollars to a fraudster who masqueraded as an agent who could facilitate their movement to China as English teachers.

Tonderai Nyamhuno appeared before magistrate Dennis Mangosi on fraud charges.

The court heard that in June,  — Tendai Victoria Sithole and Tanyaradzwa Sithole — looked for job vacancies online and came across an article on Facebook advertising English teaching vacancies in China.

The article had a WeChat ID.

Tendai logged into the WeChat ID and started chatting with Nyamhuno, who pretended to be Luxian Xing Zhou.

Nyamhuno referred them to another impostor, Takudzwa Mapfumo, who he said was in Zimbabwe and had applied for a teaching vacancy in China.

They started chatting with the said Mapfumo, who confirmed having been assisted by Xing Zhou to travel to China.

Tendai and Tanyaradzwa paid                 US$4 835, but found out that they had been duped after Nyamhuno became evasive and sent a Shona message by mistake.