Charles Mhlauri is one of Zimbabwe's most eminent soccer coaches who had a successful stint with CAPS United Football Club after winning back to back premier league titles. He is only the second coach in the country's football history to have guided the national side to the Africa Cup of Nations after Sunday Chidzambwa.

Charles Mhlauri
Charles Mhlauri
Charles Mhlauri
Born June 19, 1969
Bulawayo
Nationality Zimbabwean
Education
Occupation
  • Soccer Coach
  • Known for Coaching the Warriors
    Home town Bulawayo

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    Background

    Mhlauri was born on the 19th of June in 1969 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Mhlauri grew up in Mpopoma Township.[1] He is the first born in a family of seven.[1]

    Education

    He attended Lukanyiso Primary School from grade 1 to grade 5. He relocated to Mashonaland in 1980 where he attended a predominantly Shona school.[1] After successful completion of 'A' level he attended Solusi University for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.[1]

    Coaching

    Charles Mhlauri most glittering phase of his coaching career was arguably with CAPS United Football Club. Mhlauri's stint at the green machine coincided with the arrival of Twine Phiri and Farai Jere as the news owners of the club. This saw the club rising dramatically to become one of the most dominant in the local football circles. Under Mhlauri, Makepekepe clinched back to back titles with an all-conquering side that had the likes of Cephas Chimedza, Brian Badza, Raymond Undi, Leonard Tsipa and Zambian international, Ian Bakala just to mention a few. After Mhlauri's stint at the helm of the green machine, he was appointed head coach of the warriors which saw him successfully guiding them to the Africa Cup of Nations. He has also coached at various American universities such as Dartmouth, Bowdoin University and Franklin Pierce University[2]

    Career as a Player

    Mhlauri began his football career with Zimbabwe Saints Football Club where he played for the Under 12 Team before playing for other division ones teams. Below is a list of some of the clubs he featured for:

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    References

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 , Charles Mhlauri,ZimLegends, retrieved:14 Apr 2015"
    2. Charles Mhlauri, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: May 28, 2015
    3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 , Charles Mhlauri, Retrieved:14 Apr 2015