Former Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya has been appointed as Simba Bhora’s substantive head coach in a three-year deal.
Ndiraya will join the Shamva-based side that was promoted into the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League after winning the ZIFA Northern Region Division One League title last year.
Simba Bhora have been under the guidance of Arthur Tutani who will take up the assistant coach’s role.
In a statement, Simba Bhora secretary-general Taurai Janhi said:
We, as Simba Bhora, are delighted to announce the appointment of Tonderai Ndiraya as the head coach of Simba Bhora on a three-year contract. We settled for Ndiraya because we believe he has the qualities that we need in a coach.
Ndiraya is a coach who is development-oriented, believes in giving a chance to upcoming players and is focused on growth. With his experience, having coached at Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum Stars, we believe he will be able to usher us into the Premier Soccer League.
We are already in the process of upgrading Wadzanai stadium so that we play all our home matches in Shamva. Our team is also a vehicle for the marketing and development of Shamva and the whole of Mashonaland Central Province. We have future plans to make Shamva and Mashonaland Central Province the epicentre of football development in Zimbabwe.
Ndiraya’s contract with Dynamos expired on 31 December 2022 and the Harare-based giants decided not to extend it at the conclusion of last season.
He takes over from Tutani who is ineligible to coach in the Premier Soccer League as he doesn’t possess the requisite CAF A coaching licence. Dynamos finished third in the 2021/2022 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League campaign.