TNM Super League outfit Ntopwa FC has started the preparations for the 2020/21 season without head coach Trevor Kajawa.
The Blantyre-based side regrouped on Monday at Kamuzu Stadium with owner Isaac ‘Jomo’ Osman taking charge.
However, Osman could not clearly state whether Kajawa would return or not.
“I will be in a position to comment on this matter in a few days to come. For now, we have started our preparations on a high and I am the one drilling the team. A lot has been said about my club from the time I said I am selling it.
“The coach’s absence could be one of the results of my putting the club on the market. I now have to decide whether to hire a coach or not,” he said.
Osman said he was in discussion with some businessmen who were willing to partner him in running the club.
“We hired Kajawa to help us survive relegation last season. He achieved the goals we set out for him and we are supposed to discuss new terms. We will come up with a statement once we finalise everything,” he said.
Kajawa said he was waiting to hear from Ntopwa on the matter.
“I was tasked with the role of helping the team to escape relegation. I am now waiting for the club to tell me what happens next. I need to know whether the club is still interested in my services or not. For now, I am home and waiting,” he said.
Two months ago, Osman announced that he was selling the club due to financial constraints.
Ntopwa also has youth and women’s football teams.