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Lusaka Tigers engage Ecuadorian

TIGERS

ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka
LUSAKA Tigers have engaged former Ecuador international Juan Carlos as technical director ahead of the 2016 Super Division campaign.
Carlos, 50, who has signed a two-year deal is happy to join the Matero-based outfit.
Club secretary Shaderick Ngulube said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that Carlos will add depth to the Chanda Mwape-led technical bench.
Carlos has had stints with C.D Espoli and S.D Aucas in Ecuador.
Ngulube said Carlos is a qualified and experienced coach.
“Juan Carlos is a former Ecuador national team player. He has coached several clubs in his country and he comes with a wealth of experience,” he said.
Ngulube is confident Carlos will help Tigers meet its targets of staying in the elite league.
And Carlos is ready for a new coaching challenge.
“I have never worked here [in Africa] before. This is my first time. I am very happy for this opportunity to be part of Lusaka Tigers set-up. I have coached a lot of teams back home [Ecuador],” he said.
Carlos, who is not fluent in English, is also confident he will integrate well with the team.
“I have heard a lot of positive things about Zambian football. It is therefore great to work in a country with a rich footballing history. I am bringing a lot of experience to the game and I will also learn a lot here [Zambia],” he said.
Tigers were promoted to the elite league last season alongside Kabwe Warriors, Lumwana Radiants and Mufulira Blackpool.

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