30 March 2017

Vahombe – Luke Masomere

VETERAN coach Luke Masomere believes football has not been kind to him and he has now resorted to his mining project.

With the Premiership season set to begin this week, Masomere has however, left his options open saying he will take a coaching job if offered one.

Last year he ended up at relegated Border Strikers and signed off with a famous quote that the writing was already on the wall “that they would be relegated”.

“I will come back into football definitely but I must be honest. I’m tired of a situation whereby at one time I’m on top of the world and the next moment I’m jobless.

“That is why I decided to be serious with my mining project. And if I’m to coach again, my project should always continue running. I have learned you cannot continue depending on football alone,” said Masomere.

“The competition that is there in chrome mining is something else but I’m managing. It cannot be compared to the competition in football. That is why I believe I can walk back into football anytime.”

The former Shabanie Mine coach was one of a few to have won the league title and still coaching last year.

Sunday Chidzambwa, David Mandigora, Norman Mapeza, Moses Chunga, Joey Antipas, Lloyd Chitembwe and Rahman Gumbo were some of the coaches that have won the league title and were in charge at one stage or the other last year.

Rahman, Chitembwe, Chidzambwa and Mapeza are the only three to have won the title before and in charge of a Premiership team starting this weekend.

“You can be a good coach with a rich history but you will be jobless at one time or the other,” Masomere said.

“I think one of my best moments in football was when I was Shabanie coach and I was running my own private college. It was very good for me and I regret abandoning the college and relying on football only.”

Turning to Premiership action, the former How Mine coach said he could not tell which clubs will be strong this season.

“May the best team in 2017 win. We are not yet clear how strong some of the teams are and we can only tell when the season begins.

“What I call for is fair play. Fans should desist from hooliganism so that we attract more sponsors into the game,” he said.