Buffaloes stick with Bambo

MUTARE Castle Lager Premiership side Buffaloes FC have extended Moses “Bambo” Chunga’s contract by one year after the legendary gaffer helped the team survive a nail biting relegation dogfight in the just ended season.

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Chunga joined Buffaloes soon after Luke Masomere’s exit and the former Warriors skipper accomplished the mission of keeping the Mutare soldiers in the top flight league. It now remains to be seen whether Chunga will be comfortable with working with a mediocre pool of players that he had to make do with last season.

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After Saturday’s end of season club executive meeting, Buffaloes chairman Hlanganiso “Matan” Matangaidze confirmed that his executive had resolved to extend Chunga’s contract by a year.

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“Yes, we have agreed to extend Moses Chunga’s contract. In fact, we hope to have him for the entire season next year.

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“We are happy with the job he did for us though operating with limited resources. We greatly appreciate his efforts, hence the decision to extend the contract.

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“We had hired him for the remainder of the season last year after Luke Masomere left in a huff.

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“As a club we are happy that he (Chunga) agreed to come and assist us until we managed to escape relegation,” said the revered Mutare businessman.

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Chunga was appointed Buffaloes’ head coach towards the end of August as he replaced Masomere, who left to take up a job at How Mine.

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Chunga took over a team in eighth place with 29 points from 21 matches and expectations were high in the eastern border city that he would secure a top four finish, but the well travelled mentor only managed to evade relegation to finish the season on tenth position.

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Under Masomere, Buffaloes amassed 29 points after he won eight, drew five and lost eight matches.

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Chunga came in with nine matches remaining and amassed 10 points as he managed to win three, drew once and lost five matches.

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Chunga, who coached Dynamos, Caps United, Shabanie Mine and won the league title with Gunners in 2009 had been relieved of his duties at Chiredzi FC when he joined the Mutare side.

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After Marange diamond concern Mbada Diamonds abruptly stopped their periodic handouts to the army side, the club struggled financially as it relied on paltry gate-takings and donations from its chairman Matangaidze.

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