After a string of poor results, Zambia’s reigning champions Nkana FC, who find themselves in the murky waters of relegation, have sent head coach Kelvin Kaindu on a three weeks paid leave with immediate effect.
In a statement, the club confirmed the decision comes after a string of poor results in recent weeks.
Nkana were beaten by Kitwe Warriors on Wednesday leaving them in 16th place on the 18-team log. Kitwe are currently 18th after only picking their first win of the season against Kaindu’s Nkana.
“Nkana Football Club Management has requested Head Coach Kelvin Kaindu to proceed on three weeks paid leave effective today 14 April 2021,” the club said.
Nkana Acting Chief Executive Officer, Kapwepwe Mutale said the former Chipolopolo striker, Kaindu, has agreed to proceed on leave in view of a string of bad results that the team has posted in the recent past.
“All these developments and restructuring process have been instituted to save the senior team from being relegated.”
Assistant Coach Kaunda Simonda will act as head coach and be assisted by Young Nkana head coach, Fidelis Chungu.
Nkana physical trainer, Joseph Musonda, has been redirected to the junior team in the same and has been replaced by Nkana Gym Instructor and Physical Trainer, Chewe Mwamba.
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By Mthokozisi Dube