Epac FC owner Dean Josaya- Banda has made it clear that Abasi Makawa will be maintained as head coach, clarifying that Leo Mpulula will not return to the team.
In an exclusive interview on Thursday, Josaya-Banda claimed Mpulula messed up things when he was in charge of the team.
“He is not coming back to coach the team. I was concerned with the performance of the team and it was painful to see Epac in the bottom half of the log table,” said Josaya-Banda.
“Epac is a good team and I will make sure that the team regains its lost status,”
On Wednesday, Epac were eliminated from the Carlsberg Cup by Silver Strikers Reserves when they lost 3-1 in a match played at Silver Stadium.
But Josaya-Banda said he was not concerned with the Carlsberg Cup exit saying cup games are always tricky.
“I dont want to judge the performance of the team based on one game. I have trust in the players and I am confident that they will do well to stay in the league. Come rain or sunshine, Epac will not be relegated this season,” challenged Josaya- Banda.
Makawa was handpicked by Mpulula as his assistant but the team struggled in the TNM Super League.
However, Mpulula yesterday refused to comment on the issue Mpulula said he was still on sick leave.
“I have not received any letter from the club. My contract with Epac is intact,” he said.
Since Makawa took over as head coach, he has lost two games in the league, two wins and one defeat in the Carlsberg Cup.
Epac are on position 10 in the TNM Super League with 11 points from 10 games.