City ya Moto hire Majaka
DIVISION One Zone One side City of Lusaka Football Club Executive Committee has recruited Francis Majaka as head coach with Charles Kafula as his deputy.
Majaka, a former City of Lusaka captain, takes over from Italian Roberto Landi whose contract ended in December last year.
Kafula is a former City, Red Arrows and Roan United player.
Majaka was part of the team that reached the now defunct 1997 Mosi- Cup final against Power Dynamos at Independence Stadium in Lusaka, which the Woodlands Stadium outfit lost.
Majaka was in charge of Yamoto, the 1964 league champaions, when they won promotion to the Super Division in 2006.
He also guided the Police sponsored outfit Nkwazi to the Super Division in 2014.
He has also had stints with National Assembly and Freedom Rangers.
The two coaches have been handed one-year performance based contracts with the main aim of guiding Yamoto back to the Super Division.
More than 30 coaches including five Europeans applied to drill Yamoto but the Desmond Mugawa led technical committee decided to give the job to Majaka based on his vast experience and knowledge in the game.
Majaka and Kafula will be unveiled next week on Monday at Cooperative College in Lusaka where they will also address the media.
City of Lusaka chairman Justin Zulu annointed Majaka and Kafula on Wednesday at Ash Lodge in Lusaka’s Woodlands residential area and wished them success at the legendary club.
Zulu called on all City faithful to pull in one direction and support the two coaches.
He also thanked the Desmond Mugawa led -technical committee that interviewed the coaches that were shortlisted.
Zulu urged the duo to hit the grounding running as soon as possible.
“I am very happy that the technical committee led by Desmond Mugawa has done its work professionally. There was transparency in the whole process of recruiting the new coach.
The team will start training ahead of the 2018 season next week under the new coaches.
“Our target is bounce back to the Super Division,” Zulu said.
Zulu also thanked the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for working hard to develop the game in the country.
“We would like to thank the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Andrew Ndanga Kamanga and his team at Football House for what they are doing in taking our game to another level.
There is transparency and accountability in the management of our game. A number of programmes are being implemented that are aimed at developing football in Zambia,” he said.
City, Mufulira Wanderers, Real Nakonde and Konkola Blades were demoted to the lower division last year.
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