17 January 2013

Zambia: Makwaza Lands Konkola Mine Police Coaching Job

MTN-FAZ Premier Division side Konkola Mine Police has appointed former Nkana trainer Linos Makwaza as head coach of the Chililabombwe-based outfit replacing Masautso Mwale, who has moved to the 11-time Zambia champions on a two-year contract.

Makwaza, who was sacked at Nkana in July when the scarlet-shirted side went 11 matches without a win, sealed a two-year contract to coach Mine Police yesterday and is scheduled to start drilling the 2010 MTN Division One north champions.

The former Power Dynamos player said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that he was happy with the conditions of service and was looking forward to building on the team's good run in the elite league last season.

"I am very, very happy with the contract. We concluded our discussions today and I will start work tomorrow. The team performed very well last season and I hope to continue from there. I want the team in the top four," said the former Zambia soccer team player.

And club secretary Abraham Lengwe confirmed Makwaza's appointment in an interview from Chililabombwe,saying he will be assisted by Jeff Chongo and that the club was expecting him to deliver results.

"We appointed Makwaza as head coach on a two-year contract and we expect him do his best to help the team yield good results in the league. We have decided to maintain the same coach in a in a bid to make progress," he said.

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