Ex-Premier League & PSL striker sacked from Zim coaching job

Ex-Premier League & PSL striker sacked from Zim coaching job
Benjani Mwaruwari. Image date: 2013

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jul 27, 2022. 11:07

A club in Zimbabwe recently sacked their coach after just three months in charge, with the former player heading into the job as a high profile figure given his experience in the Premier League and PSL.

The figure in question is that of Benjani Mwaruwari, as the Zimbabwean was recently given his marching orders at Ngezi Platinum Stars.

In his first 13 matches in charge of the Zim club, Mwaruwari picked up just three victories and have been without a win in their last four outings. With 30 points after 22 games, Ngezi Platinum Stars have decided to part ways with the popular figure.

Simply known as ‘Mpe’, the striker played for sides such as Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers, including a nostalgic stint with Portsmouth between 2006 and 2008. In South Africa, the former striker plied his trade with Jomo Cosmos, Bidvest Wits and Chippa United.

That said, Ngezi Platinum Stars took to their social media handles in announcing that Mwaruwari had parted ways by mutual consent.

“Ngezi Platinum Stars Football Club would like to inform all its stakeholders that the Club has parted ways with Head Coach Benjani Mwaruwari by mutual consent,” the club Tweeted.

“This was Benjani’s first coaching assignment and both the club and the coach agreed that it did not deliver the expected results hence the decision to separate was in the best interest of the club.”

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