Wanderers to offer Bob, others new contracts
Be Forward Wanderers have started negotiations with coach Bob Mpinganjira in a bid to offer the former striker a new contract before the start of the season.
The majority of Wanderers technical staff apart from assistant coach Oscar Kaunda had no contracts.
But General Secretary Victor Maunde Friday confirmed that it was the club’s priority to offer contracts to all technical staff.
“After successful negotiations with the players on their contracts, we turned our attention to the coaches but the issue was being handled at the top level so it would be unethical for me to start disclosing what transpired during the discussions,” Maunde said.
Mpinganjira is also one of Flames assistants to coach Meck Mwase.
In an interview Friday, Mpinganjira confirmed that discussions with Wanderers had commenced.
“We started discussions before the league was postponed but we have not concluded them. There are several issues we are discussing and we hope we will finalise them before the start of the season,” Mpinganjira said.
Only Kaunda has a running contract with Wanderers as an assistant coach which is set to expire in May next year. Team manager Foster Namwera and goalkeeping coach Vales Kamzere do not have contracts with the club but will also be considered. Legend Joseph Kamwendo will also be offered a contract as one of the technical members.
The nomads failed to grab any silver ware last season but finished as runners-up to Nyasa Big Bullets in the TNM Super League despite leading the race for the better part of the season.
It was the first time for Wanderers to finish empty handed in five years. Wanderers have one of the best squads in domestic football. In 2018, Wanderers won the Fisd Challenge Cup after beating Silver Strikers 3-2 at Bingu National Stadium but won the TNM Super League in 2017, for the first time in 11 years.