Dwangwa United Coach, Lloyd Nkhwazi, has said he snubbed a coaching job at Masters Security FC because his heart belongs to the lakeshore side.
Masters hired Nkhwazi temporarily to beef up the technical panel during the Confederation of African Football Cup preliminary round games against Atletico Petro de Luanda of Angola.
But reports emerged that Masters wanted to hire the former Nyasa Big Bullets mentor on a permanent basis.
However, Nkhwazi said his loyalty is to Dwangwa.
“Dwangwa is my home. I have coached the team for over 14 years. I cannot dump the team that has huge respect for me. I work without pressure at Dwangwa.
“I did not sign a contract with Masters but they wanted to give me an outright contract. So, there are several factors that I considered. One of them is that I have a running contract with Dwangwa, so I cannot disappoint the team,” he said, adding that he learnt a lot during his stint with Masters.
Reports suggest Masters are interested in hiring former Bullets coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan to beef up the Abasi Makawa-led coaching panel.
Nkhwazi, who has since joined Dwangwa’s preseason training, said he was not aware that, in his absence, the team fired last season’s second goal-scorer Grecian Chinkhande.
“He is still in my plans. He helped us to remain in the league by scoring vital goals [last season]. So, I cannot let him go,” he said.
Nkhwazi helped Dwangwa survive relegation in the TNM Super League after succeeding Macdonald Mtetemera.
Last week, Dwangwa Team Manager, Davie Mwandira, told The Daily Times that they released Chinkhande after assessing him using parameters such as discipline and performance.
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