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Lusaka Tigers engage Ecuadorian


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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