Nyasa Big Bullets legend, Fischer ‘Anong’a’ Kondowe, has said he is not in a hurry to prove his worth as an assistant coach at the People’s Team.
Bullets Chief Administrator, Albert Chigoga, recently announced that they had roped in Kondowe as a technical panel member after the dreadlocked attacker indicated that he was ready to retire from active football.
Asked to explain how he was looking forward to delivering in his new role, the former Black Leopards and Bloemfontein Celtic right winger said his new role was not different from his previous role of a player.
Kondowe said the new role will give him the chance to learn from seasoned Coach Kallisto Pasuwa.
“As an assistant coach, I will also be working closely with players who I played with up to last season. Getting started will not be tough for me because these are the same players I have been playing with for a long time. What I will be doing is understudying my colleagues in the technical panel so that I can learn more,” Kondowe said.
Currently, Bullets have former captain Peter Mponda and ex-striker Heston Munthali as assistant coaches with former midfield workhorse James Chilapondwa taking up the team manager’s role.
The trio also played with Kondowe at the national team before hanging up their boots.
However, Kondowe said he would be patient as he works towards acquiring coaching qualifications.
“I appreciate that there are stages that I need to go through before attaining qualifications for the job. I understand the importance of having qualifications but I believe that papers do not make one a good coach. What matters most is how capable you are. My first task will be to understand my technical panel colleagues,” Fischer said.
He said joining the technical panel was an exciting experience for him and he was ready to deliver.
Bullets did not register Kondowe for the 2020 season in a move that saw him retire after serving the game for more than 22 years.