Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter
LLOYD CHITEMBWE could be on his way out of World Navi Division One club Starbill after he failed to show up at training yesterday. The former CAPS United star and gaffer was reported to be unhappy with the club’s decision to demote him, by way of a token promotion, in giving him the role of director of coaching.
Chitembwe joined Starbill last year, midway through the season, taking over from Ikabort Masocha, who is now with DStv Rangers.
The coach was expected to transform the team into a formidable side, but his troops, made up mainly of former CAPS United players, has been finding the going tough in the league.
Already, some of his recruits, like Ashley Rambanapasi and Takesure Chiragwi, have left the club. No comment could be obtained from either Starbill directors or Chitembwe last night.
Meanwhile, Bindura United coach, John Wilo, has revealed they are leaving no stone unturned as they gun for the league title when the second half of the season commences next week.
The Northern Region league will take a break this weekend after completing the first half of the season last week.
The matches will resume over the weekend of August 9 and 10 in what promises to be a tight race.
The Mashonaland Central side, who were at some point leading the race before they were toppled by Gunners, have declared their interest in winning the championship race.
Bindura United are currently third on the table with 36 points and are only four points behind the log leaders Gunners.
And Wilo believes his side has the potential to win the championship race considering the strides they made in the first half of the season.
“Initially, when this league commenced, we just wanted to be in the league just to say there but now there are some chances we can take the league and so we are going to tighten it up so that we remain contenders.
“We are going to turn each and every stone because it’s good for us as the pride of the province and it can put us on the map.
“So far we have no pressure, we are just working,” said Wilo.
Bindura United, who were promoted into Division One this year, had a good start to their campaign but, of late, they have been inconsistent.
However, Wilo said their win last week against Karoi United has boosted the team’s confidence, coming just a week after they suffered their biggest defeat at the hands of ZRP Morris two weeks ago.
“I think we managed to bring back morale in the camp coming from a heavy defeat. I think we worked hard for that, considering that it’s the window period and we have not yet signed any new players.
“We did our homework in all areas from the defence, where we were now conceding four goals in one match, to upfront where we were not scoring,” said Wilo.