Mkorongo takes Civo reins and tells players to raise their game

Civo Service United executive committee name former Silver Strikers coach Thom Mkorongo as their new head coach following the sacking of Alex Masanjala.

Masanjala was fired few weeks ago following the team poor form which saw the side jointly losing three Carlsberg Cup and TNM Super League games consecutively.

Mkorongo who was also fired at Silver despite leading the team to the Super League glory last season is expected to start work today (Tuesday) up until the end of the season.

The youthful tactician was fired at the end of the 2012/13 season and surprisingly the team was in good form and was leading the log standings.

Mkorongo: Hired as new Civo coach

Civo team manager Rashid Mtelera confirmed Mkorongo’s appointment describing him as a coach who can perform wonders.

“It is true that we have appointed him (Mkolongo) in the capacity of caretaker coach. We had in mind a number of coaches but we chose Mkolongo having had all the confidence in him that he can produce good results,” said Mtelera.

Mkorongo expressed excitement with the appointment when contacted by Nyasa Times.

He promised all Civo fans that he will give out the best of his abilities to change the current state of the team and urged the players to raise their game under his reign.

“I am happy with the appointment and I will do everything to change things at the club,” said Mkolongo.

Asked if he withstand the pressure of registering good results at the club, Mkolongo said: “In football there is always a challenge and I am ready to work under pressure”.

Among other coaches Civo targeted was Azam Tigers coach Leo Mpulula who changed his mind at an eleventh after he had already signed a two year contract.

Mpulula claimed there are other problems that are happening at Civo outside the football ground therefore he said he will not manage to be at such an environment.

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