By Raymond Jaravaza
Yadah FC coach Jairos Tapera now wears a PHD ministries wrist band and refers to his employer Prophet Walter Magaya as his “spiritual father”.
“He is my prophet and spiritual father. I’m now a member of PHD,” the coach said while showing off a Prophetic Healing and Deliverance wrist band on his hand after his team lost 1-0 to Highlanders FC at Barbourfields Stadium last Sunday.
In May the pair’s relationship reportedly went south and the media feasted on the fiasco.
Magaya had reportedly instructed Tapera to field certain players in the team’s 0-1 defeat to Dynamos but the coach defied the orders.
The former national Under-20 mentor is said to have again defied the man of God’s instructions when Yadah FC was held 1-1 by Chapungu.
And that was the final straw.
The coach together with his backroom staff were suspended and the team travelled to Bulawayo without coaches and subsequently received a 7-2 hammering at the hands of struggling Bantu Rovers.
However, Tapera insists the fallout was blown out of proportion in the media compared to the situation on the ground between him and his spiritual daddy.
“There were never serious issues between me and the prophet as reported by the media. We are in a good space and whatever differences we had were solved amicably,” he said.
Yadah FC currently sit on a precarious 14th position with 16 points from 16 matches.
They have won four games, drawn the same number of matches and lost eight.
Four teams will be relegated at the end of the season. B Metro