WHILE most lower league clubs have long deserted club administrative duties, Lowveld-based Eastern Region Division One outfit, Greenfuel FC is assembling a team that can only be unlucky not to win the next Premiership promotion race.
The Covid-19 lockdown lengthy lay-off for sport in general and Division One football action in particular, has been a blessing in disguise for the Chisumbanje-based team as it leaves no stone unturned in their off the field preparations.
With Premiership football resumption facing challenges owing to the spike in Covid-19 cases, recommencement of Division One football is not an issue.
But the Chisumbanje-based team has been using this lull to lure veteran coach, Lloyd ‘Samaita’ Mutasa, whose vast experience both as a player and as a coach, befits Greenfuel FC Premiership promotion aspirations.
That Mutasa heads a technical department that includes old hands in former Caps United juniors coach, Albert ‘Dalala’ Mabika and former Yadah Stars goalkeepers’ coach, Thembinkosi Sibanda, puts into perspective Greenfuels’ strong intent.
It is not only in the technical department that Greenfuel FC are investing.
Former Highlanders duo of Cleopas Kapupurika and Chris Mverechena are now in Greenfuels FC books as well as ex-Triangle utility player, Obey Mwerahari. Former TelOne FC player, Stephen Phiri is also now with the Lowveld side.
Greenfuel FC administrator, Patient Dube, confirmed the developments, saying they have no reason not to aim for Premiership promotion as long as they are part of the Division One League.
“We are not in the Eastern Region Division One just to make up numbers. We want to make our impact felt and all things being equal, get promoted into the top-flight league. We really do not see any reason we cannot aim that far as long as we are competing in Division One.
“Therefore, we are doing all that we can to ensure that when the time comes to start the league action, we are not found wanting,” said Dube.