Zvishavane — TENNANT Chilumba, the new FC Platinum coach, will be unveiled before the club's fans at Mandava tomorrow afternoon.
The Zambian has been tasked with guiding the country's richest football club to league championship honours in his first season in charge.
He joined FC Platinum from Hwange and takes over from Rahman Gumbo.
Tendai Chikuni has been holding fort, in an interim capacity, and will remain part of the backroom staff as Chilumba's right-hand man.
"We are going to unveil our new coach to the fans," FC Platinum spokesman, Chido Chizondo, said.
"He has been here for two weeks but we now want him to meet the fans.
"He will be mingling with the fans who will also have the chance to see their team for this season."
Chilumba joined the platinum miners last month but only started work this month because he was still to secure a work permit.
The Zambian guided Hwange to a top four finish in the 2011 domestic footballs season.
FC Platinum is under new management and the club has put their faith in youngsters who were promoted from their Under-19 squad.
Chilumba has already said he wants to win silverware this season and believes Dynamos and Highlanders will provide their biggest test.
"FC Platinum is a great club and with all the support I have been getting I look forward to winning silverware with the club," said the Zambian.
"I have not reached where I want to be as I want to have more medals in my cabinet."
Chilumba says his wife, Womba, is his advisor.
Chilumba has already beefed the squad with nine players, including Zambian international Aaron Katebe.
Nelson Maziwisa and Raymond Sibanda, who had been loaned to neighbours Shabanie Mine, have also been recalled.
Katebe says he opted to join FC Platinum, instead of Dynamos, because the miners offered him a better deal.
The Zambian international said his dream was to play for the Glamour Boys.
"I was a free agent by the 31st of December last year and there is no life contract in football," said Katebe.
"When my contract expired Dynamos approached me to join them and later FC Platinum came with their bid.
"I was offered a better package by Platinum so I chose them ahead of DeMbare. I respect Dynamos a lot and I love the way their passionate fans rally behind the team.
"I had always wanted to join them because my Under-17 national coach Keagan (Mumba) always spoke about Dynamos and I have a heart for them but it's a pity I was just offered to little."
Katebe is bitter that Hwange tried to derail his move.
"I completed my education in Zambia and I know how to read. I can't just sign things I don't know. I owe Hwange nothing and Zifa and PSL have my contract," said Katebe.
"If I had a contract with Hwange they should have been paying me a monthly salary. If they wanted my services they should have negotiated a new contract with me six months before the expiry of my contract.
"I am surprised that they want back the money they bought me with from Zambia but they are forgetting that I am now a free agent. I am now with FC Platinum and I will work hard for them to get the desired results because that is where my bread is buttered."
Katebe has featured for the Zambian national team in matches against Saudi Arabia, Malawi, Angola, South Korea and Zimbabwe. He was under the guidance of current coach Herve Renard.