Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu will not be in charge of the Bulawayo giants on Sunday when they host Harare City in a Bob90 play-off match after he left for the UK late Thursday for his Uefa B coaching course.
Kaindu has been travelling between Zimbabwe, his native Zambia and UK for a series of coaching badges that include a Caf A Licence.
The Zambian’s assistant Mark Mathe will be in charge on Sunday at Barbourfields Stadium.
Ironically, Kaindu was absent in in UK again last season when Highlanders lost 4-0 to City in a crucial match that aided to their miss of the league title.
Former assistant Bekhithemba Ndlovu was in charge of that match that left fans questioning his capability.
Ndlovu is no longer with the team.
Before his departure, Kaindu said they are taking this match seriously as it is their first competitive game of the season.
“This match will obviously help us have a look at our players in a serious game situation. Many aspects would be read from the players including their mentality and tactical awareness. We are also trying to create combinations,” Kaindu said.
Mathe has spent the larger part of this pre-season with the team as Kaindu was completing his Caf A badge in Zambia.
He would be undoubtedly on the spotlight at Barbourfields as fans want would be vet his credentials.