Norman Mapeza Tipped For South African Return
Norman Mapeza is expected to be announced and unveiled as the new head coach of newly-promoted South African premiership club Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM).
TTM communications manager Tshidino Ndou refused to reveal the identity of the club’s target but confirmed that an announcement will be made soon. Said Ndou:
As a club, we are talking to a number of coaches but we are not in a position to mention any names at this stage. But an announcement on who will be our new coach is imminent.
Meanwhile, TimesLive quoted its sources in Zimbabwe on Tuesday morning as having said that negotiations between Mapeza and TTM officials are at an advanced stage with only a few details to be finalised. Said the Zimbabwean informant:
He [Mapeza] has been talking to them [TTM] for the past few weeks and a deal is imminent.
He is waiting for the South African government to open the borders so that he can travel to Limpopo to finalise this deal and be unveiled to the media.
I believe that TTM will be starting with their preseason very soon and it will be good that he is there when they start so that he is there from the beginning.
You know that pre-season is very important and he would like to be part of its planning and execution.
Mapeza was in charge of another South African club, Chippa United, between October 2019 and March 2020‚ before falling out with the club’s management and returned to Zimbabwe.