Uncertainty surrounds the future of Franco Ndawa as Civil Service United coach after his three-year contract expired on Tuesday.
Ndawa joined Civil in 2107 and was challenged to win a cup for the club, as well as producing at least two national team players besides finishing fourth in the TNM Super League.
However, Ndawa only managed to finish fourth in the first season, with Gomezgani Chirwa being the only Flames player he produced.
In the following season, Ndawa sent Raphael Phiri to the national team while Nixon Mwase made it last season.
Civil General Secretary, Ronald Chiwaula, confirmed that Ndawa’s contract had indeed expired with the executive committee set to meet and map the way forward on his future.
“We are not pressing the panic button. We will use the break caused by the covid-19 pandemic to continue discussing the contract. It is up to the executive committee to decide what happens next.
“The executive will meet in the next two days to map out the way forward. However, we are not panicking. There is enough time for us to sort this matter out as we are on a break because of the Covid-19 break,” Chiwaula said.
Chiwaula said during this period, the committee would also decide on whether to recruit a new coach or continue with the former Red Lions, Silver Strikers, Nyasa Big Bullets, Tigers and Be Forward Wanderers mentor.
“We have time to look around and come up with a solution. It might be that the contract could be extended or a new coach could come in,” Chiwaula said.
Ndawa declined to comment on the matter.
“I cannot say anything on this. I am only waiting for my bosses to tell me what happens next,” he said.
Civil started the 2019 season on a high with eight consecutive wins but finished on fifth position with 44 points from 30 matches.