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Chilumba spurns offer

TENANT

MULWANDA LUPIYA, Kitwe
POWER Dynamos coach Tenant Chilumba has turned down a lucrative offer to join Zimbabwean Premier League outfit Highlanders.
Chilumba says he will stay at Power despite interest from the Bulawayo-based club, who have reportedly offered him US$5,000 per month.
On Saturday, Chilumba guided the Kitwe outfit to next year’s Confederations Cup after finishing runners-up with 57 points, two behind Super Division champions Zesco United.
Speaking in a post-match interview at Arthur Davies Stadium, Chilumba said he joined his former club to win trophies and was happy the team has secured qualification to play in the continent’s second-tier competition.
“I have heard about this offer from former Highlanders players and supporters close to the team. They have been calling me and wishing me a good welcome in Zimbabwe but I haven’t been approached formally.
“But I will also try to look at the offer from Highlanders first, but I still have a contract with Power and of course I will still be here next season. Anyway, I am happy with what Power have done to me,” Chilumba said.
He joined the Copperbelt Energy Corporation -sponsored outfit last year from Zimbabwean side FC Platinum together with his assistant Anderson Phiri replacing Beston Chambeshi and Hector Chilombo.
Chilumba helped Power survive relegation last year.
Highlanders are keen on taking the former international back to Zimbabwe.
Power last competed in the CAF Inter-Club competition in 2012, losing 0-6 to TP Mazembe in the first round of the Champions League in Lubumbashi.

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