Silver Strikers tie Daniel Kabwe
Give Zambian coach one-year deal
Zambian coach Daniel Kabwe has signed a one-year performance-based contract with FDH Bank Cup champions Silver Strikers.
Kabwe joined the Central Bankers in February 2020 on a two-year contract.
However, after the expiry of the deal the club offered him a one-year contract extension after impressive performance in the 2020-21 season.
Silver Chief Executive Officer Thokozani Chimbali confirmed that the Zambian put pen to paper last month.
“We are happy that he signed the contract. We hope he will continue what he has started,” Chimbali said.
In his debut season, Kabwe delivered after winning the FDH Bank Cup but finished as runners-up in the TNM Super League as well as the Airtel Top 8 Cup to champions Nyasa Big Bullets.
In an interview yesterday, Kabwe said he was happy with the new contract.
“It is good for both parties. My focus is to help the team win trophies,” said the former Zanaco FC coach.
The Zambian has assembled a strong squad and is hoping to win the league title this year.
Meanwhile, Kabwe is in Tanzania for a week-long Caf A-Coaching Licence course.
He left the country on Monday just two days after his side lost 1-0 to league champions Nyasa Big Bullets in the NBS Charity Shield at Kamuzu Stadium.
Kabwe has Uefa Pro- Licence and Caf B-coaching badges.
The development means Kabwe will miss the two-day Pamtsetse Football Bonanza slated for Bingu National Stadium this weekend.
He is expected to return to the country on March 18, just a day before the kick-off of the TNM Super League.
Silver will face Red Lions at Balaka Stadium on March 20 in their opening match of the season.
National Football Coaches Association (NFCA) Chairperson Aubrey Nankhuni said local coaches fail to upgrade their qualifications due to the absence of coaching courses.
“He has done well to upgrade his coaching badges,” Nankhuni said.
The Bankers have gone seven consecutive years without winning the championship.