Bullets coach Ng’onamo quits, linked to Tigers job

Big Bullets Technical Advisor and former coach, Eddington Ng’onamo, has called it quits at the club.

Ng’onamo’s decision comes in the wake of the team’s Chairman Malinda Chinyama and General Secretary Higger Mkandawire’s announcement that they would not seek re-election when the club goes to the polls at the end of not-so-successful TNM Super League campaign.

“I think I have made a lot of contribution to local football,” Ng’onamo was quoted on Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS).

He indicated he would no longer be involved in local football coaching.

Ng'onamo quits  Bullets job-
Ng’onamo quits Bullets job-

“If at all I will be involved in football it will be with foreign clubs more especially in Europe with Kim Splisboel [former Malawi expatriate Danish coach],” he said.

The former Flames’ caretaker mentor said he had done enough for the team (Bullets) having taken it from bottom of the league last season to miss the title race by whisker after Lilongwe soccer giants Silver Strikers snatched the title through goal difference.

However, it remains to be seen whether Ng’onamo would live up his word as well-placed sources have confided in Nyasa Times that he is heading to Azam Tigers whose coach Leo Mpulula has also indicated he would not renew of his contract.

Ng’onamo’s fairytale run with Bullets earned him a national team job after Kinnah Phiri was fired due to alleged poor results.

However, Ng’onamo failed to live up to the people’s expectation forcing the Football Association of Malawi to demote him after hiring a Belgium coach Tom Saintfiet in a controversial move that sparked heated debate.

After two seasons at the helm of the Peoples Team, Ng’onamo was a few months ago reduced to technical advisor and his assistant Gerald Yellowman Phiri replaced him.

Ng’onamo is one of the country’s highly qualified coaches who has even worked in Denmark.

Locally, he has trained a number of clubs like Blue Eagles, Civo United and MTL Wanderers.

He has also coached the senior national team, Flames’ Under-17, 20 and 23.

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