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Arrows engage Janza as coach

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka
RED Arrows have settled for Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) technical director Honour Janza to replace Hector Chilombo as head coach.
The club has since written to FAZ requesting for Janza’s release.
FAZ deputy general secretary Lombe Mbalashi confirmed receipt of a letter from Arrows requesting the organisation to release Janza.
Mbalashi said in Lusaka yesterday that FAZ will not stand in Janza’s way if he accepts the Arrows job.
“Yes, I can confirm that we received a letter from Arrows asking for the release of Mr Honour Janza. If he accepts the job, we will not stand in his way. What they are basically asking for is us to release him because they want him as their coach. They said they want to do better this year,” he said.
Arrows, the 2004 champions, finished seventh last season with 46 points, 35 behind champions Zanaco.
“He [Janza] will definitely leave a vacuum but we are working on it. We will be issuing a statement soon, we have already made headway,” Mbalashi said.
Chilombo was dismissed last year following a string of poor results.
Arrows sources said Janza’s contract is being drafted.
“All I know is Janza is okay with what he has been offered by the club and the contract is currently being drafted. He will soon be unveiled,” the source said.
Club public relations officer Misheck Kalembwe referred queries to club chairman Nolasco Chilando.
Chilando was not reachable.

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