Genesis Mangombe Biography | Age, Education, Career as a Footballer, Career as a Coach, Achievements
This is the biography of Genesis Mangombe a Zimbabwean football coach and a member of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). As of February 2017, he held the rank of Constable.
Genesis Mangombe was born on April 1, 1983, at Chipinge District Hospital.
He attended Clearwater Primary School in Chipinge from 1991 to 1997 for his primary education. He then enrolled at Ngaone Secondary School in Chipinge District from 1998 to 1999. Later, he transferred to Musirizwi Secondary School in the same district and studied there from 2000 to 2001. For his Advanced Level studies, he attended Chinaa High School. As of 2023, Mangombe is pursuing a Sports Science degree at Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE).
Mangombe’s passion for football started in primary school, and he began representing his school’s team in Grade Four at Clearwater Primary School. He even captained the team in Grade Five.
In 2005, Mangombe joined the Zimbabwe Republic Police and played for ZRP Morris while training at ZRP Morris Depot. He was selected to play in the SAPRCO Games held in Botswana, which was quite an accomplishment for a recruit at that time.
From 2006 to 2008, Mangombe played for Black Mambas in the Northern Region. During this period, he played alongside notable players such as Sebastian Mtizirwa, Peter Kachirika, and Masimba Dinyero. Unfortunately, he suffered a severe knee injury, which led him to pursue coaching studies in 2009. While still an active player, Mangombe obtained his Level One coaching certificate. He then proceeded to complete Level Two, Level Three, and CAF C coaching courses with the support of ZRP.
Mangombe began his coaching career as an assistant to John Nyikadzino, who had previously served as Clemency Chakwamba’s assistant when ZRP Morris was promoted to the Premier Soccer League. He was later invited to work at Prince Edward by Rodwell Dhlakama, where he eventually became the head coach for the Under-17s.
On January 25, 2019, Mangombe was appointed as the head coach of Yadah Stars. This marked his first coaching job in the top-flight league after spending most of his career coaching lower-division teams such as ZRP Harare and Hetchford FC.
In addition to his club coaching roles, Mangombe served as the head coach for the ZRP Team Zimbabwe at the SARPCCO Games in Lesotho in 2017. However, he announced his resignation as the Yadah FC coach in September 2019 following a public dispute with the team manager, Billy Sinani, on the eve of a match, which resulted in a 2-0 loss to Bulawayo Chiefs Football Club.
Despite the resignation announcement, Mangombe continued his tenure and successfully guided Yadah FC to safety in the Premier Soccer League by defeating Mushowani Stars Football Club on December 14, 2019, the final day of the season.
Mangombe left Yadah FC to take on a role as an assistant coach to Herbert Maruwa at Dynamos ahead of the 2023 season, following the departure of Tonderai Ndiraya. On August 8, 2023, following Maruwa’s dismissal, Mangombe was appointed as the acting head coach of Dynamos.
On September 21, 2023, Genesis Mangombe was appointed as the second assistant to Warriors coach Baltemar José de Oliveira Brito by the ZIFA Normalisation Committee until June 2024. His first match in this role was an invitational match against the Zebras to celebrate Botswana’s Independence Day on September 30, 2023.
On December 3, 2023, Mangombe led Dynamos Football Club to victory in the Chibuku Super Cup, securing the team’s first Chibuku Super Cup by defeating Ngezi Platinum Stars at the Baobab Stadium. As a result, Dynamos competed in the CAF Confederations Cup after a nine-year absence.
- From rural Chipinge to coaching Dynamos
- Dynamos coach Genesis Mangombe picks his first major individual award