By ELIAS CHIPEPO –
FORMER Zambia soccer team striker Kenneth Malitoli is among the four coaches that have applied for the coaching job at MTN-FAZ Premier League side, Nkwazi.
Others vying for the position currently held by caretaker coach Chris Kaunda, include Dean Mwiinde, Mathews Phiri and former Nkwazi trainer Shex Chipoya.
The position become vacant after Nkwazi fired coach Osward Mutapa in May last year owing to the team’s poor performance and he was replaced by Kaunda, who is also Zambia Under-17 soccer team coach.
This was disclosed during Nkwazi Football Club elections held at the weekend at Edwin Imboela Stadium where Christopher Kashita was ushered in as club chairperson to be assisted by James Mapooma.
The elections were witnessed by Ndandula Siamana, who is the senior assistant Commissioner of Police, and Christine Kobili, a senior superintendent.
While Mapooma went through unopposed, Kashita had to fend off competition from Raphael Chirwa after getting 45 votes to the latter’s 40 while Isaac Chirwa only polled five votes.
According to a report released to Zambia Police director of sports by returning officer George Phiri, Andrew Kashala was elected secretary after recording a landslide victory getting 72 votes against Peron Mwale’s 18.
The vice secretary is Cosmas Shachinda who got 47 votes against Kames Kapanga who polled 42 votes while the position of treasurer went to Reuben Nyirenda, who amassed 82 votes against Simon Mtonga and Jonathan Goma who got six and two votes respectively.
Committee members are Maureen Kaseba, a civilian who also got the highest number of votes at 19, followed by Justin Nyangu, Collins Chileshe and Gilbert Kabwe, who got 18, 15 and 11 votes respectively.
And Phiri has urged the newly elected executive committee to revise the constitution for the club in order to clearly state the Electoral College for purposes of producing the exact number of ballot papers.
He, however, expressed happiness that the elections were held in a free and fair manner.