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MAVERICK Buffaloes coach Luke Masomere says he is leaving the Mutare Premiership outfit and Sunday’s match against FC Platinum could be his farewell tie.

The gaffer, who joined Buffaloes at the start of the season, has only been in charge of the Mutare side in six league matches.

But mounting financial challenges facing the club could be the major reason for his decision to quit.

“What I can say is that my days at Buffaloes are numbered. I will miss the town and nice people I met during my short stint. It happens in football. Coaches are hardly employed on a permanent basis,” said Masomere.

“The events unfolding at Buffaloes are pushing me out of the club. There are a lot of things happening that I cannot divulge for professional reasons.

“If they think the image of their club is more important then let them go on saying bad things about me but I won’t say much about their club.

“I have done my best under very difficult circumstances. I discussed the issues with the club chairman yesterday and I also discussed the issues with the secretary some time ago but nothing seems to be changing for the better.”

Pressed on his future after life at Buffaloes, Masomere said: “I cannot say much about the future but there are two clubs that have been pestering me and I might decide to join one of them in the near future.”

Buffaloes chairman Hlanganiso Matangaidze said he was shocked by the coach’s decision to quit the club.

“I am shocked. I was with him only yesterday and we were discussing issues related to the recent fine run as well as Sunday’s match against FC Platinum. We seemed to be in agreement.

“I even told him of the limitations that we have as a club and that the situation might improve in two or three months’ time. Maybe there are other forces at play. If he has made a decision there is little I can do to convince him.

“As a club we are facing financial challenges just like most of the teams in the Premiership and that is not a secret at all. This is more to do with the economy,” said the Mutare businessman.

Source : The Herald