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Magaya’s gamble backfires

BANTU ROVERS . . .5) 7
YADAH STARS. . . (1) 2

Yadah FC owner Walter Magaya’s decision to reportedly suspend his team’s coaching department in the wake of last week’s first defeat of the season against giants Dynamos FC backfired miserably after they were handed a humiliating 7-2 defeat by Castle Lager Premier Soccer League returnees Bantu Rovers at Luveve Stadium yesterday.


Jairos Tapera was not on the Yadah FC dugout yesterday as they suffered a humiliating 7 2 loss to Bantu Rovers

Jairos Tapera was not on the Yadah FC dugout yesterday as they suffered a humiliating 7 2 loss to Bantu Rovers

The premiership newboys went into yesterday’s encounter without their coach Jairos Tapera (pictured) and his assistant Elliot Matsika, with the club’s team manager Munyaradzi Sinani, team medic Victor Katsande and physiotherapist Mike Mavhura the only technical officials in the visitors’ dugout.

The move, however, failed to pay dividends as Yadah FC, who had surprisingly made a bright start to the season, went on to concede seven goals.

The club’s chairman Everson Chatambudza however, tried to be diplomatic when asked about Tapera and Matsika’s no-show, saying the heavy defeat was as a result of the players failing to grasp the new formations introduced by the club’s owner Magaya, who doubles as technical director.

“There is an internal problem, that is why they are not there. You will see them in the next game. There were quite a number of changes which were made tactically for this game and that affected the boys. They only trained for about two days. Our technical director (Magaya) was not available, he was in Cape Town for some other business. So the boys trained basically for two days and they were trying a new formation, which unfortunately they did not master. They trained under Prophet Magaya,” Chatambudza said.

He dismissed reports circulating in the grapevine that Tapera and Matsika have been suspended following the defeat by Dynamos.

“There is a small problem but it’s not correct that the coaches have been suspended. Those are just rumours. It’s not something particularly to do with Dynamos. It’s something that we will disclose at a later stage. They [Tapera and Matsika] are still there. We still have Jairos Tapera as our coach and his assistants. It’s just a small internal problem that is being resolved. They are not on suspension. They simply did not come for this game,” Chatambudza said.

Chatambudza was surrounded by overzealous security personnel; some of who did not want him to address journalists after the match.

Zifa vice-president Omega Sibanda, who watched the match yesterday, said the scenario where Yadah had no coach at Luveve was not acceptable and the football mother body would issue a statement.

Away from the Yadah FC theatrics, Bantu Rovers’ skipper Bukhosi Sibanda notched a hat trick to take his tally to seven goals in seven matches as Tshintsha Guluva got their second win of the season.

Sibanda scored the opener as early as the fifth minute, the second three minutes before the end of the first half and the third, a beauty from a free-kick, in the 59th minute beating goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube all systems out.

The other Bantu Rovers goals came from Gladman Bharibhari (eighth minute), enterprising Obriel Chirinda in the 27th, Newman Sianchali in the 31st and substitute Mbonisi Ncube in the 76th minute.

Coach Joseph Sibindi said it’s still work in progress for Bantu Rovers.

Yadah Stars who succumbed to their second defeat scored a brace through Morris Musiyakuvi in the 20th minute and three minutes into optional time.


Bantu Rovers: N Dube, K Dzingwe, D Ndlovu, S Nyahwa, J Nsingo, M Chitambwe, B Sibanda, L Ndlela, N Sianchali (B Ncube 63’), O Chirinda (N Mpofu 78’), G Bharibhari (M Ncube 71’)

Yadah FC: T Dube, M Nyenye (L Murape 53’), M Musiyakuvi, J Dzingai, R Dongo, B Mapfumo (A Makopa 70’), D Savanhu (M Meleka 70’), W Kamudyariwa, J Sibanda, L Mavhunga, M Demera

8 Responses to Magaya’s gamble backfires

  1. Tonderayi Chanakira May 7, 2017 at 10:11 am #

    Uku ndiko kunonzi ku rakashwa. Is Magaya the prophet also a qualified coach to be part of the Yadar team technical set up? Circus chaiyo kkkkk

    • Prophet Walter's Son May 9, 2017 at 10:57 am #

      circus ipi? the season is 34 games and we shall see the standings at the end of the year. you will swallow your words because Prophet Magaya is indeed qualified by the Heavens to be technical director. see you pa prayer line!

  2. Eng.Wilbert Mubaiwa May 7, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    Yaaah, stealing from gullible, desperate congregants is much easier than successful soccer coaching!

    • Yadah4Life May 9, 2017 at 10:53 am #

      easy on your hysteria man. Yadah FC is only about a year old and is playing in the highest division in Zimbabwean football and one bad result makes you think that they are not a success? sit down please.

  3. Janana wa Bikaz May 8, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

    Zvakasiyana nekubira ma congregants their hard earned cash.Ku bhora kunorohwa mboko.This youngman called Walter has no idea on how to use his ill gotten filthy money.May be it could be a sign that your borrowed evil powers are fading away to where they came from,kuna “godfather” Boateng.Usatambe ne Musikavanhu mufana wami.

    • Prophet Walter's Son May 9, 2017 at 11:08 am #

      1. Prophet Magaya does not steal from His flock. He is actually a giver who supports over 5000 families in Zimbabwe alone, pays fees for several children and much more.

      2. His wealth is provided by the grace of Jesus Christ. Refer to 2 Corinthians 8:9. He accesses that which is provided for by grace through faith. Read Ephesians 2:8. His faith is personified by the actions he takes to create wealth which he then shares.

      3. Consider this. Prophet Magaya is actually giving young people an opportunity to use their God-given talent of playing football at the highest level in Zimbabwe and eventually beyond our borders. It does not matter to you that your fellow human beings are getting a platform to express themselves in a productive way instead of wasting their lives. You only see negatives through your distorted and dirty lenses and fail to celebrate what others. I do not know which God you serve, but if it is Jesus Christ of Nazareth, then start your own church and serve Him how yo see fit instead of obsessing over our Prophet.

  4. Mark Chavunduka May 10, 2017 at 9:43 am #

    Prophet Magaya is a highly anointed man of God..He is the true Prophet of our generation.

  5. Mark Chavunduka May 10, 2017 at 9:44 am #

    Whether Yadah yakarohwa defeat tinomira nayo chete

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