Mumamba ready for ZESCO challenge

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Newly appointed Zesco United coach Numba Mumamba insists he is ready to handle the pressure that comes with managing a big team like the eight-time Zambian champions.

Mumamba has replaced George Lwandamina who parted ways with Zesco this month.

The 42-year-old is no stranger to coaching after posting an impressive record during his first head coach job at Zanaco for five seasons.

He won the 2016 league title, notched two league runners-up spots in 2015 and 2017 and banked the 2017 Barclays Cup before he was fired in January 2020.

“I am humbled to be given this chance to coach ZESCO United. The objective for me is to continue with the philosophy of the club which is about winning titles and playing competitive football,” Numba told the club’s website.

“This is a big team that has been consistent in the last decade. I know the expectations are very high especially with the good work my predecessor did. It is important to pick up from there and take the team to the next level,” he said.

Mumamba has also expressed disappointment at the club’s failure to qualify for CAF competitions.

“It is sad that we failed to qualify for CAF next season due to unforeseeable circumstances. However, it is important that we focus on getting back to our winning ways. The first target is of course to retain the title and qualify for CAF competitions,” he added.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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