1 February 2017
HOW MINE coach Kelvin Kaindu is aiming for a top of the table finish ahead of the 2017 season.
The Zambian mentor guided the gold miners to a disappointing 10th place finish in 2016.
Kaindu endured a mixed season in his first spell in charge at the Bulawayo based side after his move from Triangle.
With teams running around to finalise their squads ahead of the new season, Kaindu believes his team is almost intact and will only try to replace the few players who have left or will leave.
“Pre-season is okay so far, the team is almost intact and we are working hard to strengthen the squad.
“So far we have only lost one player to Ngezi, Qadir Amin, so we will see if we can replace him.
“Contractual talks are going on with a number of players who I cannot disclose but whose contracts had expired and we hope to finalise that soon.
“I am happy with the response from the players so far and we remain positive going forward,” he said.
Kaindu also spoke of his captain Tapiwa Khumbuyani.
“Talks are ongoing with Tapiwa and yes his contract expired but he is still with us so we will see how that pans out,” he added.
The former Highlanders and Triangle coach says he believes in doing better.
“I am a person who believes in doing better, we want to compete and not participate.
“Last season we were participating and not competing so this coming season we aim to compete and finish as high as possible.
“As How Mine we want to get the best results so we have a positive mentality going into 2017 and hope to get the best by year end,” he said.
Kaindu managed a top four finish in his last season in the Lowveld with Triangle and if past experiences are anything to go by, Kaindu has what it takes to propel How Mine to the top.
Meanwhile, he managed to fight toe to toe with the likes of Dynamos whilst at the helm at Highlanders, before he left for Triangle, with performances he will be happy to recall as preparations for 2017 continue.