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Antipas’ Career on the Line at Amazulu

South Africa based coach Joey Antipas’ career at Amazulu is hanging by a thread in the midst of poor performance at the club which might get him axed.

By Sports Reporter

Antipas is now skating on thin ice at AmaZulu as the results continue to be a cocktail of inconsistency.

Word from within the club is that Antipas has separated support from his superiors but will only be able to stay on if the team’s fortunes improve.

Antipas went to South Africa last year to coach Amazulu following his successful stint with Zimbabwe Castle Lager Premier League Champions, Chicken Inn. Antipas led Chicken Inn to its first PSL Trophy in 2015.

Antipas took over at the beginning of the season amid high expectations but position eight with a third of the season gone hasn’t been convincing with management poised to make changes.

The Zimbabwean coach is expected to get a pleasing result at home against runaway leaders Thanda Royal Zulu to stay on.

Usuthu are out to win promotion this season.

After the game against Thanda they play Magesi away then host Royal Eagles after which they visit Santos and then round off the year against Milano United.

Seemingly, the club is also weighing up the option of seeing how Antipas fares in those fixtures as a gauge of whether he should be dismissed or not.

So far the tension in the club’s technical team has left team manager Japhet Zwane on the doorstep with claims that he is influential in creating unwanted negative vibes in the squad.

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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