Antipas ready to move on


Antipas was fired at the beginning of last week, along with his assistant Prince Matore, after being in charge for a single season, finishing fifth and missing out on a National First Division Play-Offs spot by just two points.

With Usuthu then buying the PSL status of Thanda Royal Zulu during the off-season, Antipas’ sacking came as he was anticipating his first taste of top-flight football.

“I was preparing the team for the season and it is unfortunate it happened that way. I have to take it on the chin and move on now,” Antipas tells

“It wasn’t too bad a stay and I actually thought that we needed continuity after assembling a competitive squad.

“However, it is all part of the game that we are hired to be fired. I mean once you are hired one of the possibilities facing you is that you will be fired. We always meet to part after all. All I can do is wish them well, plus I am grateful for the chance that they gave me,” notes the Zimbabwean trainer.

The gravel voiced trainer adds that he will not be rushing into another job despite the fact that Zimbabwean club Yadah FC have shown interest.

“I have heard about that (Yadah) but I am not in a rush for now. I have to play the waiting game for now. I am not in a rush for now because local (South African) clubs are only starting out for now,” he says.