TNM Super League giants Silver Strikers are spending big on their Zambian Coach, Daniel Kabwe, who is staying at a lodge in Lilongwe since arriving at Area 47 more than two months ago.
The Daily Times can reveal that Silver are spending about K45,000 per night at the lodge for Kabwe’s accommodation.
The Zambian has been lodging at one of the lodges in Lilongwe since he arrived in the country.
Approximately, the club is spending K1.3 million on accommodation for the coach per month besides his monthly wages and other benefits.
For a period of three months, the club is likely to spend an estimated K3.9 million on Kabwe’s accommodation.
His other benefits are not known but being an expatriate coach, the Central Bankers must be coughing a substantial amount to sustain his operations.
Inside sources at the club confirmed that Kabwe is staying at a lodge in Area 47.
However, when contacted Thursday, Silver Chief Executive Officer Thoko Chimbali refused to comment on the matter.
Foreign coaches are mostly given preferential treatment compared to local coaches. Former Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden was living a luxurious life despite poor results.
Some coaches prefer to stay in hotels when working outside their countries. Former Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho spent over two years staying in a hotel until his sacking by the Red Devils which resulted into a huge bill.
Upon arrival at the Reserve Bank of Malawi-sponsored side, the Zambian, who has two MTN Faz League titles to his name when he was in charge of Zanaco, was given a target of winning all domestic trophies including the TNM Super League which has eluded Silver for the past six years.
Upon arrival in Lilongwe on February 1,2020, Kabwe said he was not under pressure.
“When you arrive in a strange place and rain falls, it is a sign of blessings. Targets are meant for people and we agreed with management on the targets. It is all about the vision of our sponsors,” he told reporters in Lilongwe after signing his contract.
Silver also recruited MacDonald Mtetemera and MacDonald Yobe as Kabwe’s assistants.
In a bid to reclaim their lost league glory, the club also signed top players such as Foster Bitoni, Patrick Macheso, Stain Davie, Chikondi Kamanga and Mischek Malaisha.
The Airtel Top 8 champions also promoted seven players from their reserve team.