Tuesday Jan 16, 2018. 15:30
New Chicken Inn mentor Joey Antipas says his failure to coach in the South African Premier Soccer League has forced him back to the Zimbabwean PSL side.
Speaking to the Zimbabwean Standard, Antipas revealed that he wanted to make history in the neighbouring country.
However, he failed after parting ways with AmaZulu, whom he led in the South African National First Division before leaving in August last year.
"South Africa is a beautiful country. I would have loved to coach in the Absa Premiership and make my own piece of history there but it didn't happen,” he said to the Standard.
“That's why I had to retrace my footsteps back to Chicken Inn.
"It's funny because when Tavengwa Hara [Chicken Inn secretary] called me with an offer back then, I was really sceptical about the whole idea of joining Chicken Inn, especially because I had to be away from Harare.
“What attracted me to the club is the fact that the club is efficiently run, something you don't always see in local football.
"Everything is sorted now and I am going to Bulawayo over the weekend to start work. I am happy to be back.
“One thing for sure is it's going to be very difficult and competitive but that's the reason to be in this league, to fight."
Meanwhile, it is reported that Antipas’ return to the club where he won the league title in 2015, is certainly primed to influence discourse on who will lift the league title this year.