Former Zambia international Kelvin Kaindu watched from the stands as his new club Nkana beat Kitwe United 2-0 in a Kitwe derby played at Nkana Stadium on Wednesday.
Kaindu, who has previously coached Zimbabwe giants Highlanders, was named Nkana coach on Tuesday, replacing interim coach Manfred Chabinga, who was relieved of his duties last week.
Nkana captain Idris Mbombo struck twice to inspire Kalampa to their second straight victory in the FAZ Super Division round six tie.
The former Power Dynamos and Buildcon coach, Kaindu, has been given a mandate to lead the club until the end of the 2020/21 season. He faces the insurmountable task of guiding the club to defend the league title.
“I have no doubt that Mr Kaindu will be equal to the task as he has vast experience in the coaching job,” said Nkana president Joseph Silwamba.
Kaindu left Buildcon earlier this month after the expiry of his contract. He has vowed his intention is to guide the club to a successful CAF Champions League campaign. Nkana made it through to the first round of the continental premier club competition after beating Lesotho side Bantu FC 1-0 on aggregate.
“It is such an honour and privilege to be given a chance to coach and work with the greatest team in Zambia. My plans are to take Nkana further in the CAF Champions League and of course, I am looking forward to a fruitful season,” Kaindu told the club’s website.
Besides coaching Highlanders, a club he also played for, Kaindu has previously been at the helm of Triangle and How Mine Football Club.
By Mthokozisi Dube