By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA –
MTN Premier Division League promotion side, Nakambala Leopards have made the first step to avert demotion at the end of this year by appointing veteran coach Dick Ngwenya as assistant to their long-serving and much maligned Wilson Mwale.
Ngwenya returns to Nakambala where he was once a head coach.
Nakambala chairperson Lloyd Mwale confirmed this development in an interview in Lusaka and said this move was just one of the steps the executive had undertaken to ensure the club made Premiership football a permanent feature.
Mwale said there were also ongoing talks to woo more players to the Mazabuka-based Zambia Sugar sponsored side.
“We have appointed Mr Ngwenya as the assistant coach at Nakambala because we have a lot of faith and believe he will give us the edge over the struggles against demotion that we always face soon upon promotion.
“Mr Dick Ngwenya has signed a two-year contract with us will assist Wilson Mwale who had remained as head coach for the club,” he said.
Nakambala won promotion back to the top flight just after one year in Division One South but want now to avoid a quick return to the lower echelons of the Zambian league structure following a brief stint last time.
The appointment of Ngwenya, formerly of Kalulushi Modern Stars, as an assistant coach puts to bed fears that Wilson Mwale, whose contract is believed to have run out last year, will for the umpteenth time be relegated to the role of assistant despite helping the team get promotion as head.