Civo United FC are close in naming a successor to Alex Masanjala as head coach of the club.
The civil servants fired Masanjala on performance grounds after the team’s shaky performance in the recent past.
The Lilongwe outfit has now earmarked former Malawi international football player Lawrence Waya as their preferred choice and are confident he will reciprocate their interest when he receives an offer of the job.
The development comes following the changing of decision by the possible candidate to fill the post, Leo Mpulula.
Civo first approached Blantyre United trainer Elia Kananji who worked as Mpulula’s right hand man for many years but later switched their interest to Leo.
The club officials confirmed this week that Mpulula signed a two year deal but in a dramatic turn of events, he has revealed that he has decided to remain at Azam Tigers.
According to Azam Tigers chairperson Sydney Chikoti, their coach made a dramatic resignation this week.
But Mpulula said he has decided not to join Civo but stay put at Azam Tigers.
“From the information I have gathered, it shows that Masanjala did not fail but there are other problems at the club that even if I go, there is nothing that can change” said Mpulula.
Mpulula joined Tigers from Blantyre United midway last season.
Civo is currently being trained by Gerald Mhango.