Red Lions chase 2 coaches


Red Lions, who have been operating like a ship without captain, have finally fired Head Coach, Mike Kumanga and his assistant Pritchard Mwansa due to the team’s poor run of form in the TNM Super League.

Lions General Secretary, Davie Gondwe, confirmed the sacking of the coaches, but said it was a routine re-shuffle.

“It is unfortunate that the two coaches have been re-deployed to other sections while the team is under-performing. But these are normal changes. At the end of the season, we will evaluate the performance of the new coaches and see the way forward,” Gondwe said.


Mwansa Tuesday confirmed receipt of the letter of his sacking.

“It is normal in football. We tried but the team was not producing good results So, we accept the blame. We wish the team well in the remaining games of the season,” the former Flames star said.

The Zomba soldiers have since appointed Nelson Chirwa and Yohane Fulaye as caretaker Head Coach and Deputy Coach, respectively, until the end of the season.


Chirwa is a holder of Confederation of African Football B-Licence.

The Lions, who have six games to save their TNM Super League season, ended Silver Strikers’ unbeaten league run a few weeks ago.

Lions, who lost 2-1 to Blantyre United at Chilomoni Stadium in Blantyre on Saturday, have 24 points from 24 games, one point above struggling Premier Bet Wizards.

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