NAPSA Stars have confirmed that their head coach Mohamed Fathi has been granted Compassionate leave.
The club announced that the leave is for an unspecified period following the death of his father last month.
“The board and secretariat of NAPSA Stars Football Club wishes to announce that the club has granted its head Coach Mr. Mohamed Fathi permission to take compassionate leave,” said the club in a statement.
“Coach Fathi lost his father in February back home in Egypt, and has not had time to be with his family during that difficult period,”
Former Kabwe Warriors boss Kapamba Chintu who is Fathi’s assistant coach will take over in an interim capacity during coach Fathi’s absence.
The first task for Chintu will be taking charge of the Pensioners during their second CAF Confederation Cup tie against Algerian side JS Kabilye on Wednesday at the National Heroes Stadium.
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