By Williams Gondwa:
Struggling Be Forward Wanderers have earmarked Civil Sporting Club assistant Coach, Oscar Kaunda, to take over the mantle following the sacking of Bob Mpinganjira and his assistant Allan Kamanga.
Reliable sources at Wanderers indicate that Kaunda has emerged as a front runner for the hot seat in a race that also had other names such as Tigers Coach Gerald Phiri and Luanar FC mentor Millius ‘Jegwe’ Pofera.
But Wanderers General Secretary, Mike Butao, could neither confirm nor deny Kaunda’s impending arrival.
“This is something that we have been working on for some time. You know that getting a coach who will change things for the better is not easy. We have been looking around in all places.
“The departure of our coaches has been sudden and we just have to find a way out. The coaches were actually fired by supporters and not by ourselves. The move caught us unawares,” Butao said.Advertisement
He said the club would release a statement as regards its new coach by today.
“We are doing everything possible to name our new coach and there has been good progress. We should be making the announcement by Saturday. We believe that this would go a long way towards solving the problems we are having now,” Butao added.
Efforts to speak to Kaunda proved futile as he was not available on his mobile phone.
But Kangaroo Football Academy Coach, Trevor Kajawa,
said he believes that Kaunda would still face obstacles to perform at Wanderers.
Kajawa said teams such as Wanderers, Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers mostly believe in coaches who have close links with their clubs.
“The problem is that our big clubs do not feel comfortable with a coach who did not play for them to take charge. But supporters need to understand that coaching is just a job like any other.
“So to me, bringing in Kaunda is not a solution. The best way is to ensure that those who are running the club should work with players and supporters in finding solutions to their problems,” Kajawa said.
Wanderers appointed Albert Mpinganjira as interim coach last week after suspending his elder brother Bob, his assistant Allan Kamanga and technical director Yasin Osman.
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