Highly placed sources revealed Monday night that the former Warriors captain has been fired for poor results after the loss to Highlanders came hard on the heels of a 1-0 at the hands of another 10 man team, traditional rivals and crosstown neighbours, Dynamos.
According to information at hand, Chunga has been replaced by Mighty Warriors technical director, Maxwell Tapfumaneyi Jongwe, a much travelled coach who has handled a number of Premier Soccer League clubs including Monomotapa and Kiglon.
According to the sources, Alois Bunjira has also replaced Brenna Msiska as assistant coach while Richard Tswatswa is the new goalkeeper’s coach.
Tswatswa is the Zimbabwe national senior team’s goalkeeper’s coach.
CAPS United operations director Farai Jere refused to discuss much about the Chunga issue but confirmed that the two parties have parted ways.
Although Jere said the coach has decided to leave the club on his own accord, the sources said the coach has been pushed out by the club’s management following the team’s poor run.
In fact, there has been a lot of talk since CAPS United lost 1-0 to Hwange in a league match at the National Sports Stadium a few weeks ago that Chunga was on his way out of the popular Harare club.
All efforts to get a comment from Chunga who had a three year contract with the Green Machine were fruitless as his mobile phone went unanswered.
After winning his first three matches with high margins, Chunga’s team became so inconsistent, culminating in a love and hate relationship between the coach and his team’s supporters.
Although CAPS United are still very much in the run for the league title, the team’s fans could not fathom the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Dynamos which saw DeMbare leapfrog CAPS United on the league table.
The controversial Chunga has been at the helm of the Green Machine since last season after taking over from Lloyd Chitembwe. He led the team to the final of the Banc ABC Sup8r losing to Dynamos in the final and the team’s fans were expecting a lot from their team but the results have not been as what they wanted.