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Lovemore Fazili dumps Silver Strikers for Flames

FAZILI—I did not want to
disappoint him

Silver Strikers Coach, Lovemore Fazili, has quit the side to work under Flames Coach Meke Mwase as assistant on a year-long contract.

Fazili and Silver General Secretary, Lawrence Yobe, confirmed the development.

“We have received a written communication from our coach that he has decided to take over the Flames assistant coach post. We wish him all the best and he remains our son.

“We will sit down to see whether we should recruit another coach but I don’t think that would happen soon. We have Young Chimodzi Senior, Peter Mgangira, Itai Nundwe and Sibusiso Padambo in our coaching panel,” Yobe said.

Fazili said he felt obliged to help Mwase finish the work they started terms at Cosafa Cup in South Africa.

“Basically, Mwase approached me to know if I were ready to assist him in coaching the national team. I did not want to disappoint him because this is about serving the nation. We have agreed terms with my new bosses,” he said.

“Let me take this opportunity to thank Silver Strikers family. I will miss them but I know the remaining coaches would do a good job.”

Meanwhile, Mwase clarified that Be Forward Wanderers Coach, Bob Mpinganjira, would be hired when the need arises.

“Bob is still part of us but, considering that I had to choose one on full-time basis, Fazili was the one who was readily available. Bob will be joining us on part-time basis and it would be nice to finish the campaign together,” Mwase said.

Last month, Football Association of Malawi gave Mwase a chance to choose his deputy.

The Flames will play Botswana next month in the preliminary round of the World Cup qualifiers.

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