Highlanders Announce Luphahla's New Role, 2023 Coaches, Players
Highlanders Football Club have announced their players and coaches ahead of the start of the 2023 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season, with Joel Luphahla being given a new role.
Luphahla, previously the second assistant coach, is now the strikers’ coach, according to the Sunday News.
The former Warriors striker has a CAF C coaching badge, which means he cannot be an assistant coach to Baltemar Brito.
Last season, Luphahla could not sit in the technical zone after ZIFA directed that Premier Soccer League coaches and their assistants must be holders of CAF A.
Club legend, Madinda Ndlovu, who recently made a return to Bosso is the first assistant coach while Antonio Torres comes as the second assistant. Torres has a Uefa B but is said to be working on upgrading his qualifications.
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Goalkeepers are still under the care of Daniel Khumalo, and former Highlanders player Abraham Mubaiwa has been brought in as a fitness trainer, taking over from Harold Nhachi.
Vezigama Dlodlo retained his position as the welfare and logistics manager. Also still in the same post is long-serving Loyal Nyika, the physiotherapist.
Highlanders Players 2023 – goalkeepers:
1). Ariel Sibanda,
2). Raphael Pitisi and
3). Reward Muza.
4). Peter Muduhwa,
5). Andrew Mbeba,
6). Andrew Tandi,
7). Archford Faira,
8). Mbongeni Ndlovu,
9). Godfrey Makaruse,
10). Marvelous Chigumira and
11). Gillian Nyathi
12). Rahman Kutsanzira,
13). Melikhaya Ncube (former Bulawayo City captain )
14). Darlington Mukuli,
15). Brighton Manhire,
16). Prince Ndlovu, l
17). Elsharma Farasi and
18). McKinnon Mushore,
19). Mason Mushore,
20). Ray Lunga
21). Devine Mhindirira
22). Stanley Ngala,
23). Calvin Chigonero,
24). Lynoth Chikukwa and
25). Washington Navaya