Former Highlanders Coach Mandida Ndlovu has bounced back at the Bulawayo football giants Highlanders Football Club and he will be the club’s junior development technical director.
Madinda’s return to the club was announced by the Highlander’s CEO Mhlope who told the publication that Madinda has recovered from his stroke and they have decided to engage him in a less strenuous role:
What we’ve always envisaged is for the Bosso-90 development side to be made up of purely Under-20 players that will take up the Under-20 slots in the first team. So it means those playing in the development side will be 19 years or under. Ndlovu and his team will then come up with programmes that entail development from the 15-year age group up to the Under-19s so that a player is ready for promotion.
It will mean that those old players that can’t be registered in the Under-20 PSL slots have to be loaned out. So I believe in Madinda Ndlovu, we found someone gifted in talent identification and grooming.
Our hope is that through their appointments, these junior coaches will be able to close the gap that has seen few players from the junior sides being promoted into the first team.
Madinda Ndlovu resigned from coaching Highlanders in July 2019 and joined Gaberone United before he suffered a stroke in September that year.
Source | Chronicle