Gilbert Chirwa dumps Rumphi United
Flames legend Gilbert Chirwa has resigned as Rumphi United coach just one month of taking charge of the rookies.
The development comes two months after another coach Christopher Nyambose left the side.
Rumphi have started their life in the top flight league on a low after three consecutive defeats to Dedza Dynamos, Silver Strikers and Blue Eagles.
In an interview Sunday, Chirwa confirmed that he had resigned due to personal reasons.
“I will not go back to the team. There are several reasons but I will not be able to disclose them,” Chirwa said.
Chirwa was suspended for two weeks due to poor performance as the team lost 2-0 at home to fellow rookies Dedza before the 1-0 defeat to Silver and 2-0 loss to Eagles.
Rumphi Administrator Jones Mockton also confirmed that Chirwa had resigned.
“We have accepted his resignation. We are in the process of looking for his replacement,” Mockton said.
Following Chirwa’s resignation, assistant coach Jimmy Butao will take charge of the team on interim basis but he has no Caf B coaching licence, which is the minimum requirement for coaches in the Super League.
Sports analyst Peterkins Kayira said it was a big setback for Rumphi.
“It is too early to resign. I wish he had stayed long to help the team. All is not lost and I hope they will discuss,” Kayira said.
Chirwa failed to save Mzuzu Warriors from relegation last season.