Dan Kabwe is a banker
Silver Strikers coach-designate, Dan Kabwe, from Zambia is not only a top-notch coach and serial winner but also a banker who is ready to manage the Bankers.
Yet, Kabwe Monday said it was premature for him to blow the trumpet about his coaching philosophy and what he hopes to accomplish with the Reserve Bank of Malawi-owned outfit.
“I can’t start talking about that until we meet the new management and agree on our targets. I am a new person and I can’t start talking because there is club etiquette. I am coming to sign a contract. I should be arriving there on February 1 2020,” he said in a mobile phone interview.
A Uefa B-Licence holder, the Zambia Coaches Association chairperson could also not be drawn to talk about his playing and coaching career.
“I don’t want to start blowing my own trumpet. For now, I have been appointed but I haven’t reported for work,” Kabwe said.
The Daily Times has established that Kabwe is a serial cup and league winner with a wealth of experience garnered in the neighbouring country and eSwatini.
Kabwe won Swazi Cup with Mhlume United then back-to-back league titles with Zanaco.
His last coaching job was with Lusaka Dynamos who fired him alongside his coaching panel over alleged poor results in February 2019.
Dynamos were also employers of Dalitso Sailesi.
Kabwe has been working as SuperSport Television pundit covering Zambia Super Division on channels such as 229.
A few weeks ago, Kabwe was, alongside Serame Letsoaka, Fidelis Banda, Raphael Mulenga, Colonel Brightwell Banda and Lyson Zulu, in the panel that was entrusted with choosing the new coach for the Chipolopolo.
The panel settled for Milutin Sredejovic whose appointment is subject to the Zambia government’s approval.
All this makes Kabwe the right man for Silver, Zambia seasoned journalist Kennedy Gondwe said.
“[He is] a gentleman, a modern coach who’s always willing to learn and advance himself academically in terms of coaching. Kabwe is one of the household names in Zambia, having coached Power Dynamos, Lusaka Dynamos and Zanaco in that country, among others.
“He has spent the last few years in England advancing his coaching badges apart from working in the banking sector as well,” Gondwe said.
Kabwe is arguably the first foreign coach for Silver who are trying to recapture the TNM Super League championship they last won in 2013.
The Area 47 side are the second highest league winners with eight titles behind Nyasa Bullets’ 14 championships.
McDonald Mtetemera of Chikwawa United and Hangover United mentor McDonald Yobe have reportedly been earmarked as Kabwe’s assistants.
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