Under-fire Balanga ‘promoted’

DEPENDING on which angle you look at it, the changes involving Ismael Balanga at Prison Leopards could be viewed as either a promotion or demotion.
Following the poor performance of the team, which culminated into fans demanding for the firing of Balanga as head-coach on Saturday, Prisons have made changes to their technical bench.
Former women national team coach Albert Kachinga, who was assistant to Balanga, is now the new head-coach while the Congolese has now been given the title of technical director.
While Balanga’s position appears to be senior, it looks to be another diplomatic way of sidelining the coach. Yes, it is the same position that was offered to George Lwandamina before his departure for Tanzania, but in practice Balanga is unlikely to exert any major influence over the team.
By offering him the position of technical director, the Zambia Correctional Service-sponsored side appears to have avoided the CLICK TO READ MORE

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