If you need trophies, you know whom to talk to says Wada
Lusaka Dynamos boss Wedson “Wada Wada” Nyirenda speaks after seeing his side storm the Absa Bank Zambia sponsored K3.8 million rich Absa Cup.
‘The Elite’ beat Zanaco 3-nil in the semi final at Kitwe’s Arthur Davies Stadium on Saturday.
Wada, who has had coaching spells abroad in Mozambique and South Africa has never lost a semi final.
Saturday’s ABSA Cup win over Zanaco was his fifth career semi final and he is yet to record a defeat.
It was during in his spell at Zesco United that he won his first two Barclays (now ABSA) Cups in 2007 and 2008. Actually it was league and cup doubles at Trade Fair Ground.
His other two cups were won abroad.
In 2015, Wada led Ferroviario to their first trophy in 95 years history.
It wasn’t just in Mozambique but also in South Africa were he propelled Premier Soccer League Baroka to the Telkom Knock Out Challenge in 2018.
“As usual, I told my players I have never lost in a semi-final, it is you who is going to lose for the first time so they had to give it their all and ah, here we are. It is great to be in the final again.
In addition to the four cups, Nyirenda has won three league titles. He led Zesco United to back to back titles in 2007 and 2008 as well as Zanaco in 2009.
So he is a serial winner.
“So if you need the trophies you know who to talk to,” the multiple cup winning coach said.
On the international, Wada was a goal away from qualifying Zambia to her maiden World Cup appearance in 2018.
Wada faces his protege Mumamba Numba in the final as Zesco United battered Konkola Blades 4-0 to remain in contention for the double.
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