By Nkosiyethu Ncube
Gweru based top flight football club, Sheasham has fired its coach John Nyikadzino and immediately replaced him with former Bulawayo Chiefs manager Lizwe Sweswe in a move that shocked soccer fans.
The team which is now known as the “Draw Boys” on Sunday played log leaders Ngezi Platinum, and the match ended goalless as expected.
The Club Chairman Mr Regis Chidawanyika released a press statement this morning (Monday) confirming the departure of Nyikadzino and the arrival of Sweswe who signed a two and half year deal.
“In an effort to reinforce Sheasham FC premiership journey, the President, Vice President, Chairman and the Executive Committee has successfully engaged Mr. Lizwe Sweswe to take over as the Head Coach for Sheasham FC with immediate effect taking over from the incumbent John Nyikadzino, read part of the statement.
Sheasham who has been performing poorly during the first quarter of the league has pocketed a single win and several draws.
“Mr. Sweswe has since signed a two and half year contract with the mandate being to steer the club to the next level which starts with survival from relegation, rising to making Sheasham FC a Zimbabwean Football giant to reckon with,” said Chidawanyika.
Sheasham is currently anchoring at 17th position on the log after playing 13 games with eight draws, 3 defeats ,one win and a game in hand thus they now believe Sweswe is the right man to rescue the team considering his record.
“Given his track record, and the club’s objectives, we believe that the prevailing environment will be conducive enough for the next level achievements as it has always been for his predecessor for the journey this far from the first division.
Nyikadzino joined the construction boys in Division One and was the coach who rose with the team to the premier league but has since been struggling to pocket wins ever since the team was promoted to top flight football league.
The incoming coach Sweswe was once with F.C platinum before moving to Bulawayo Chiefs were he recently resigned following reported disagreements with the team’s hierarchy.#The Sun