Mumamba appointed ZESCO coach

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Numba Mumamba has been appointed head coach of ZESCO United on a three-year contract.

FARPost revealed after ZESCO parted ways with George Lwandamina that Mumamba was set to take over the coaching reigns at the club.

The 42-year-old Mumamba will take over from the 2020/2021 FAZ/MTN Super League season.

Mumamba has managed at the highest level of the Zambian game in the last six years winning the FAZ/MTN Super League title in 2016, Absa Cup championship in 2017 and reaching the group stage of both the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively.

Announcing the appointment, ZESCO United Chief Executive Officer(CEO), Richard Mulenga said: “Mumamba is one of the finest young coaches to have emerged from the Zambian game in recent years. He has managed at the top level of Zambian football and he knows the domestic game very well.

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome him to ZESCO United. His track record of success is ideal to take this club forward.”

Meanwhile, former Young Africans and Buildcon Football Club assistant coach, Noel Mwandila has been appointed ZESCO United 1st assistant coach.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Noel Mwandila as 1st assistant coach to Mumamba. I wish to further announce that Emmanuel Siwale remains 2nd assistant to our new coach,” Mulenga concluded.

WHO IS NUMBA MUMAMBA?

He is regarded as one of the most exciting players to have graced the Zambian game.

The former Zambia National team midfielder honed his footballing skills at Konkola Blades before moving to Zanaco football club in 1999. It was at Sunset stadium where his star shined brightly winning Zanaco’s first four league titles.

Having helped transform Zanaco into a title-winning machine, Mumamba was granted a cult hero status by the fans, a feat that eventually accorded him an opportunity to lead the Bankers as an assistant coach in 2009.

After six years of deputizing, Mumamba was later elevated to the position of head coach in 2015 following the departure of Aggrey Chiyangi.

Mumamba’s leadership skills and winning mentality as a player did not take long to show as a coach. In 2016, he led Zanaco to their seventh and last Super League title to date.

He further led the Bankers to their maiden Absa Cup title in 2017. Mumamba is also regarded as the first Zanaco coach to reach the Group stage of the CAF Champions League and second to qualify for the Confederation Cup Group stage.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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