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Buildcon coach to adopt Spanish system of play

MULWANDA LUPIYA, Ndola
NEWLY appointed Buildcon coach Hicham Chazouhani Jadrane says he will adopt the Spanish system of play at the Ndola outfit in a bid to bring out the best from his players.
And Zesco United will consider reengaging midfielder Cletus Chama, who has cut ties with Egyptian side Ittihad Alexandria.
Speaking after his unveiling at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola yesterday, Jadrane said he would like to guide Buildcon to the Super Division triumph but needs time to implement the Spanish philosophy.
Jadrane has penned a one-year contract.
“My football is Spanish. Modern football is not about contact football. I want players who play tactical football. I need players who play fast football. My work is to bring modern and interesting football.
“I want to bring my philosophy of Spanish football. I want to integrate it into this team [Buildcon]. I want the Zambian and Spanish football to mix, each player with their quality to integrate the good quality of Spanish football,” said Jadrane through a translator Soltani Sofian.
The Spaniard watched Buildcon edge another Super Division side Real Nakonde 3-1 in a friendly.
He has coached at Moroccan side Raja Casablanca and won the Arab Champions League in 2006.
“This move has nothing to do with maybe the thinking in the old school of saying our Zambian coaches are not good enough. They are very good and we hope that there will be a lot of interaction in terms of exchange of skills and even the football culture at large,” Buildcon owner Moses Mubanga said.
Mubanga said Jadrane has brought a physical coach and goalkeepers’ trainer.
He, however, said John Lungu has been retained as assistant coach.
Last week, Zesco United engaged Serbian coach Zlatko Krmpotic on a two-year deal.
Meanwhile, Zesco chief executive officer Justin Mumba said: “We know nothing about him [Chama] terminating his contract with the Egyptian side, we just read in the paper and we were all surprised. The problem has nothing to do with Zesco. Those are his personal problems. All I can say is we will cross the bridge when we get there.”
Chama has terminated his contract with Ittihad due to contractual disputes.

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