ALEX NJOVU, MULWANDA LUPIYA, Lusaka, Ndola
SUPER Division Lumwana Radiants have engaged Zeddy Saileti as coach.
Saileti replaces Beston Chambeshi, who took over from him at Nkana.
The appointment comes barely three days after the former Nkana and Zambia striker was shown the exit at the Kitwe giants.
Lumwana sources told the Sports Mail yesterday that Saileti will be at the helm of the North-Western Province-based outfit.
Saileti was by press time finalising the deal with Lumwana officials.
“We are happy with the choice that we have made. Zeddy Saileti has massive experience in the game. He has coached Nkana and has played in Europe and for the Zambia national soccer team,” he said.
Saileti, an Africa Cup silver medallist, featured for Finnish side RoPS.
“We are happy with the overwhelming response of coaches that were interested in coaching Lumwana. We interviewed a lot of coaches, all of them are good and we are humbled but we decided to settle on Saileti,” he said.
He is confident Saileti will take Lumwana to higher heights.
Lumwana are 10th on the log with 15 points.
“We have targets to meet this season. We will sit down with the coach and talk. He knows Luwmana and the players we have. He played against us when he was at Nkana, so he will tell us whether he needs reinforcement in the squad ahead of the transfer season on July 1,” the source said.
He called on fans to rally behind Saileti.