Lizwe Sweswe

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Lizwe Sweswe is a Zimbabwean football coach who is in charge of Bulawayo Chiefs Football Club.

He is a former assistant coach for FC Platinum. Before joining FC Platinum he was the head coach for Tsholotsho Football Club.

Lizwe was standing in coach for FC Platinum when their former coach Norman Mapeza was on sick leave.[1]


Lizwe Sweswe was born in Matabeleland and grew up there.


Lizwe was the head coach for Tsholotsho till his departure to join FC Platinum where at one time was the interim head coach in 2016. In 2015 he attended a CAF A coaching License course.[2]

During his tenure as the Tsholotsho FC gaffer, his team made headlines for becoming the first club from a rural set-up in independent Zimbabwe to make it into the country’s top football league after gaining promotion to the Castle Lager Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (PSL)[3]

Sweswe led the Zvishavane based side to their third title on the trot when he took over from Norman Mapeza who quit the club in September 2019. The former Tsholotsho coach was part of the FC Platinum technical team when Pure Platinum won their three championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Parting Ways with FC Platinum

FC Platinum have parted ways with their assistant coach Lizwe Sweswe, with the three times in a row Zimbabwean champions announcing that the separation was by agreement of the parties involved.

In a statement released on Friday 9 October 2020, FC Platinum president Fabian Mashingaidze confirmed that Sweswe has left the club.[4]

Bulawayo Chiefs

On 20 January 2023, Bulawayo Chiefs announced the appointment of Sweswe as their new coach.

Sweswe replaced Portuguese coach Nilton Terroso who was in charge of Chiefs but went back to Europe in October when his work permit expired.

He joined Chiefs from the Southern Region Division One league outfit Talen Vision.

Sweswe resigned from his position as the head coach of Bulawayo Chiefs less than six months later.[5]

The club announced on 05 July that Sweswe had "tendered his resignation from the club, effective immediately."


Sweswe joined Sheasham Football Club as the club's head coach a few after Bulawayo Chiefs announced his resignation.[6]

The club’s chairman Reginald Chidawanyika announced on 10 July 2023 that Sweswe signed a two-and-half-year contract.

At the time of Sweswe's appointment, the Construction Boys were second from the bottom after match day 14 in the Castle Lager Premiere Soccer League.

They had managed only one win, nine draws and three losses.



One Tsholotsho FC player Thando Ncube says he has Sweswe to thank for his career after Sweswe begged his father to let him follow his passion as a career. [7]

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  1. The Chronicle, Sweswe Appointed Platinum acting coach, Published 3 March 2018, Retrieved 26 September 2016
  2. The Sunday Mail, The dreams Of Pirates, Published 1 March 2015, Retrieved 26 September 2016
  3. The Southern Eye, Tsholotsho makes PSL history, Published 18 November 2014, Retrieved 26 September 2019
  4. Mehluli Sibanda, [1], The Sunday News, Published: 9 October 2020, Accessed: 12 October 2020
  5. It’s official- Sweswe Leaves Chiefs, Chronicle, Published: 05 July 2023. Retrieved: 22 July 2023
  6. Lizwe Sweswe Appointed Sheasham Head Coach, Pindula News, Published: 11 July 2023. Retrieved: 22 July 2023
  7. Sunday News, Lizwe Sweswe Is My Saviour, Published 24 April 2016, Retrieved 26 September 2019

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