ROBINSON KUNDA and STEPHEN PHIRI, Lusaka
STRUGGLING Super Division side Mufulira Wanderers have promoted Justin Chinama to the position of coach while Wilson Mwale has been appointed technical director.
Mwale was engaged as Wanderers coach in April this year replacing Ahmed Suleiman.
Prior to his appointment, Chinama was Mwale’s assistant.
Club vice secretary George Mwanja confirmed the development in an interview from Mufulira yesterday.
Mwanja said the changes are aimed at reinforcing the club’s resolve to survive relegation.
“Our objectives have not changed despite some minor changes to the technical bench. We need to survive relegation and, as an executive, we are doing everything possible to ensure we stay on.
“Previously, there was a gap between the technical bench and the supporters, so we feel that the technical director will be the link because we want supporters also to have a say in the running of the team,” he said.
Mwanja said the executive is confident the club’s fortunes will change starting tomorrow when they host Real Nakonde in a Super Division Week 24 match.
“I can confidently tell you that we will survive relegation. People are saying we have been in the relegation zone from day one but we will jump out. We will never go back,” he said.
Wanderers are third from bottom with 17 points, two better than 19th-placed Real.
Meanwhile, Kabwe Warriors chairman Hayden Dingwall hopes Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Red Arrows is the beginning of a winning streak.
Dingwall said in an interview in Kabwe yesterday that there is need to build on the momentum and move away from the relegation zone.
Warriors beat Arrows in a Super Division Week 23 match at Godfrey Chitalu Stadium on Wednesday courtesy of goals by Tandi Mwape and Wansididi Bibo Bindu.
The legendary side are 15th on the log with 20 points.
“We hope to get a win over Green Eagles in Choma on Sunday and Mufulira Wanderers at home next weekend. Once we get that, then we will be out of the relegation zone. We hope the win over Arrows will motivate the coaching staff and players,” Dingwall said.