Murambiwa joins PE

Enock Muchinjo

FORMER rugby national team head coach Godwin “Jaws” Murambiwa has joined schools’ giants Prince Edward as first team coach.

-serif”>Murambiwa, who shot to prominence as coach of the national Under 21 national team between 1991 and 1998 before taking over the senior team, bounces back to junior coaching which he says he has great affection for.

“As one of the top rugby schools in the country, Prince Edward has got good facilities and resources,” said Murambiwa.

“The players have a good passion for the game. It makes my job easier. I am looking forward to the challenge.”

The 38-year-old mentor guided glamour club side Old Hararians to two consecutive Lion Lager League championships before taking over the Sables in 2001.

He resigned in a huff last year following differences with the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) in the aftermath of the worst year for the national team in terms of results.

Controversy had dogged the national team over issues of administration and sponsorship which were epitomised by the postponement of the Madagascar encounter that Zimbabwe was to host last year.

Suspensions of senior players such as Victor Olonga widened the rift between the union and the team.

A former Prince Edward student and ace player during his days, Murambiwa is also the technical director at Old Hararians.