FORMER Highlanders midfielder, Heritani Masuku, has assumed the role of equipment manager at ambitious Castle Lager Premier Soccer League side Bulawayo Chiefs.
Masuku assumes the role after Lizwe Sweswe whom they worked together at Southern Region Division Side, Talen Vision.
“I can confirm that Heritani Masuku is now our equipment manager. He is a great asset and as such we are looking forward to elevating him to other positions in the technical department,” said Bulawayo Chiefs spokesperson Thulani “Javas” Sibanda.
Masuku is an ex-Trukumb FC, formerly known as, Filabusi Under 19, kit manager.
Masuku’ss appointment comes weeks after Hwange revealed that ex-Highlanders captain Felix Chindungwe, who was one of instrumental players that helped Hwange return to the country’s elite football league after winning the Southern Region Division One league title at the end of last year, was appointed equipment manager at the club.
Chindungwe was one of Chipangano’s seasoned players that coaches Bongani Mafu and Try Ncube banked on alongside hard running Cannan Nkomo and gritty midfielder Thabani Goredema.
In 2017, in an interview with our sister paper Sunday News, Chindungwe insisted that he would not be heading for the dugout when his playing career ends as he felt the coaching seat was too hot.
He parted ways with Bosso in 2016 and he was named 2012 Soccer Star of the Year finalist together with Bosso goalminder Ariel Sibanda, ex-Highlanders midfielder Mthulisi Maphosa and Mahachi among others.
Chindungwe was offloaded by the Bulawayo giants as he could no longer cope with the high tempo football they had adopted according to then Bosso coach Erol Akbay.
He was released together with the now retired trio of goalkeeper Njabulo Nyoni, striker Kasimero Chimbadzwa, who saw little game time, as well as Julius Daudi.
Chindungwe lost his place in the starting line-up to star defender Peter Muduhwa, who has never looked back ever since he got his first team call-up.
Muduhwa is now Bosso first vice-captain.