Struggling TNM Super League giants Bullets FC have appointed coach instructor Eddington Ng’onamo as new coach replacing Lloyd Nkhwazi.
Over the weekend, the ‘people’s team’ conducted interviews where Ng’onamo saw off the challenge of Gerald Phiri for the post in an attempt to restore the team’s lost glory.
Bullets are currently languishing at unfamiliar 12th position in the first round of the league, a thing that did not go down well with the team’s top officials and supporters.
According to a source close to the interviews, Ng’onamo did well during the interviews and was picked.
“The panellists felt Mr Ng’onamo is an experienced coach who can take Bullets back to where it belongs. He is aware of the sponsorship challenges at the club but is optimistic he can turn around the club’s fortunes,” he said.
The source told Nyasa Times that the short term objective for Ng’onamo will be to win the Standard Bank knockout cup and at least win five league games in the second round to move up the ladder.
“It’s a tough ask for Ng’onamo because he has to transform a team that is going through difficult times, it won’t be easy,” the source added.
He also disclosed that the team intends to talk to Gerald Phiri who came second in the interviews to assist Ng’onamo.
On the fate of Nkhwazi , who replaced Gilbert Chirwa, the source said it was agreed that it will be left to Ng’onamo to decide whether he can draft him into his backroom staff or not.
Bullets will start their second round assignments this weekend with a game against Embangweni United at the Kamuzu stadium.