Oscar Kaunda’s wish to leave Mighty Wanderers and return to Karonga United has finally been granted after the lakeshore-based TNM Super League side took him on board as an assistant to coach Daniel Dzinkambani.
Kaunda handed in his resignation letter to Wanderers early this week, saying he wanted to relocate to Karonga to be closer to his sick mother.
Reports are rife that the former Civo Service United mentor was also offered a coaching job by another Northern Region-based Super League side Chitipa United.
Karonga United Chairperson Mathews Tulombolombo said they needed to beef up their coaching panel as teams continue preparing for the season’s proposed resumption this month-end.
Tulombolombo said Dzinkambani needed an experienced assistant to help him get the team’s campaign back on track.
“Kaunda will be second in charge, with Dzinkambani still leading the technical team. We needed to beef up our technical personnel by bringing in someone who has been with the team before and understands its culture.
“Kaunda immediately got down to work on Tuesday and we are happy to have him back in our camp. We have given him our targets and he has accepted to take up the challenge. We want him to help us achieve our goals,” Tulombolombo said.
Kaunda said working for Karonga would give him the opportunity to accord better care to his sick mother, who lives in his home village.
“I needed a job that would keep me closer to my sick mother. After announcing that I would be heading to my home district of Karonga, both Karonga and Chitipa United approached me.
“I have chosen Karonga because they have offered me a good contract. My allegiance is, therefore, to Karonga United,” Kaunda said.
Kaunda first coached Karonga before the Crocodiles earned TNM Super League promotion in 2016.