MULWANDA LUPIYA, Ndola
FORMER Nchanga Rangers coach Bruce Mwape says he has been unfairly treated by the executive committee.
But Rangers president Yoram Kapai said the 1980 and 1998 league champions decided to part ways with Mwape after a string of poor results.
Mwape said in an interview in Chingola yesterday that he has done his part and it is up to people to judge him if he deserves to be sacked or not.
Mwape was dismissed on Thursday.
Rangers have managed three wins, three draws and seven losses this season and are 16th on the log with 12 points.
“No, I am not bitter because, as far as I am concerned, I have done my best. If you remember at one point we only remained with three players after the entire team went for greener pastures. We only remained with defender Isaac Shamujompa, midfielder Bwalya Kasonde and goalkeeper Pascal Kasonde and we had to recruit young players from teams in Chingola,” said Mwape, who replaced late Fighton Simukonda in March last year.
He said it is impossible for the executive to expect miracles from the team they did not strengthen with quality players.
Meanwhile, Kapai said Mwape was dismissed due to poor performance.
“We have relieved Mr Mwape of his duties based on performance. We recorded a string of losses despite having a reasonable squad. We have since appointed assistant coach Mr Evans Sakala as interim coach [to be] assisted by Evans Mwaba, our youth coach,” Kapai said.