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Mzuni courting Gilbert Chirwa, Etson Kadenge

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TNM Super League outfit Mzuni FC are talking to several coaches to help the team improve its performance in the TNM Super League.

Mzuni fired head coach Alex Ngwira after the team’s slow start to the top flight league campaign.

The Green Intellectuals have played nine league games under Ngwira, with one win, four draws and four losses.

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Mzuni’s suspended force has also proved to be ineffective after scoring just two goals that have seen the team rooted to position 14 on the standings.

Some of the coaches being targeted by the Mzuzu-based side are Gilbert Chirwa, who has mentored top sides such as Big Bullets and Silver Strikers, and former Embangweni United boss, Etson Kadenge Mwafulirwa.

Mzuni Chairperson, Mtungambera Harawa, confirmed in an interview yesterday that the club is indeed talking to several coaches after its executive committee resolved to suspend Ngwira due to the team’s poor performance.

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The decision was made after Mzuni students jointly wrote the club to express disappointment with the team’s poor run and ask for Ngwira’s dismissal.

Harawa said the club has since tasked goalkeeper trainer Chawanangwa Manda with the job of training the players in an interim capacity.

“We have not yet fired Ngwira but it is true that we are in talks with some coaches. Of course, Manda has got the right papers required for the job but we are looking for somebody who can come in and turn things around. Meanwhile, we will be asking Kinnah Phiri to continue assisting us as he used to do in the past.

“As a technical advisor, Phiri used to come and help us with technical elements of the game and that is what we want from him. But we would like to have a full time coach in place and that should happen as soon as possible,” Harawa said.

Kadenge confirmed that he was contacted for a possible move to take over as the club’s head coach.

Ngwira’s suspension comes just days after another Super League side, Mafco FC, fired coach Mike Kumanga, after the team’s quarterfinal exit from the Airtel Top 8 Cup and a poor start to the Super League campaign.

Masters Security had also fired their coach, Abas Makawa, but reinstated him after the team continued to lose matches.

Charles Manda’s job at Nchalo United also seems to be unstable as there have been reports of his sacking which the club keeps denying.

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