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Zesco United appoint Serbian as new coach

Zesco United Football Club has appointed Serbian National Zlatko Krmpotic as the head coach with immediate effect.

The 58 year old former TP Mazembe coach and 2015 CAF Champions league winner is expected to report for work next week in Ndola where the official introduction to the players and other members of the technical bench.

The Serbian has signed a two (02) year performance based contract with a buyout clause in an event that he wants to leave and a one (01) year option of contract extention.

The Club advertised for the coaching job on the 27th December, 2016 following the resignation of George Lwandamina who served in the position from 2014 to 2016.

65 applications were received and the shortlisted three were interviewed at Protea Towers in Lusaka on Tuesday 31st January, 2016 by an appointed panel which comprised of the following∶

Richard Mulenga – Zesco United Technical Chairman

Justin Mumba – Zesco United CEO

Lazarous Chulu – Zesco Limited Human Resources and Management Representative (Chairman of the panel)

Patrick Kangwa – Past President (Zambia Football Coaches Association of Zambia)

Simataa Simataa – Past secretary (Zambia Football Coaches Association of Zambia)

5 Comments to Zesco United appoint Serbian as new coach

  1. Bsimms says:

    This is what I call progress! Building on your past success and moving foward.

    Good coach, with experience on the African turf. Things are looking up team ya Ziko.

    Congratulations to the Zesco management, for the great work. Hope other clubs are watching √

  2. Big Steve 4rm SA says:

    @ Bsimms I agree with your sentiments, this is progress. Hope FAZ and the other Zambian clubs are watching.

  3. Bsimms says:

    @ Big Steve 4rm S.A.

    Let me pick your mind on this one (Off topic):

    Under 20:
    I’ve no doubt every soccer loving Zambian’s desire is to see the boys get crowned as the Total 2017 champions and thereafter be among the teams flying the Caf flag higher at the world cup in Korea later this year.

    The big question is. Do you think we should as a nation concentrate on grooming this squad to represent Zambia in the next Afcon in Cameroon?

    Cameroon have made it to the (2017) final with a youthful squad.

    Am not ruling out the current crop of national team players but I feel we have not done well as a nation in terms of team building. Look at the wasted talent of the following:

    √. Fwayo Tembo

    √. Mukuka Mulenga

    √. Clifford Mulenga

    √. Rodger Kola

    √. Ronald kampamba

    Abundant talent but nothing to show for beyond U. 20

  4. SLIM says:

    Rodger Kola, Clifford Mulenga, Fwayo Tembo did not sing “His Masters Voice”( The so called legend of Zambian football). Kampamba, Mukuka Mulenga r just flops, no one to blame!

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