FORMER Highlanders coach Mandla Mpofu has been appointed head coach of ambitious Botswana Premier League club, Masitaoka FC, on a one-year contract.
The club announced the development in statement.
“Masitaoka Football Club is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mandla Mpofu as the club’s new Head Coach ahead of the new season with immediate effect. Zimbabwean-born mentor joins the club on a one-year contract, with an option to extend.
“From his 20+ years football journey, he served in different clubs in different football roles; Youth Coach at Rail Stars FC, Assistant & Head coach at Chicken Inn FC, Head Coach at Bulawayo City FC and Head Coach at Highlanders FC where he first started as an Assistant to Madinda Ndlovu. Mpofu who holds a CAF A Coaching License also represented Zimbabwe at the National Level, as the Head Coach of Under 20, Assistant Coach of Under 23 for the Olympics Qualifiers and the senior National Team Assistant at the 2021 AFCON tournament in Cameroon. He’s also an Ambassador of Grassroots Soccer Zimbabwe.”
Commenting on the appointment, the club’s Executive Chairman, Godfrey Ratlhaga, said: “We are delighted to welcome coach Mpofu to Majatlhaga to take up this important role in our Technical Team. He has an impressive CV and his track record speaks for itself, he brings a massive football experience and ideas to the club as we implement changes that we believe are necessary for the future of this club.”
Mpofu said he is happy to be in Botswana and is looking forward to the new challenge.
“I’m happy to be here, I feel at home already. I’m also impressed with the club’s professionalism and vision of developing & giving young players opportunities,” said Mpofu.