Chabinga walking tight rope after derby loss and Sate-Sate substitution
Manfred Chabinga’s reign as Nkana head may be over before it actually begins following Sundays Kitwe derby loss to Powerful Power Dynamos.
The twelve-time Super League Champions were completely outclassed by their cross-town rivals and handed a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Arthur Davies Stadium.
The loss may be Kalampa’s first loss in nine games but losing to Power Dynamos does not sit well with management and the fans of the Wusakile based outfit who pride themselves in being a very big club with their slogan ‘Likulu’.
Prior to the derby loss, Nkana last lost a game on 25th September away at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium against Forest Rangers and went on an eight-match unbeaten run with Chabinga being in charge of the majority of the games as Beston Chambeshi (Who was the head coach then) was out with the Zambia U23 national team.
Despite that good run, Chabinga has dug a ditch that may be too deep for him to climb out. The derby loss was coupled with a very poor showing from the team.
Another mistake made by Chabinga was substituting the landlord and fan-favorite Ronald Kampamba, Yes no player is bigger than a club but in Wusakile Sate-Sate is close to a ‘god’ and the fans would rather lose with him on the pitch.
The other thing about Kampamba is that even when he is not seen in a match he can score goals from nothing given the slightest sight of goal.
Chabinga took over from Beston Chambeshi as interim gaffer following the former ‘s departure from the club just over a week ago.
Sections of Nkana fans were happy with the departure and Chabinga taking charge but now his support among the fans has reduced drastically and once a Nkana coach losses the faith of the fans their departure from the club is not far away.
Kamanga Community upcoming youngsters hoping to shine one day
Kamanga Community in Lusaka has got a number of young football talents who aspire toRead More
Blog: ZSL questions that need answers
The MTN/FAZ Super League is going to resume next month with strict adherence to Covid-19Read More