Coach Leo Mpulula’s contract at Azam Tigers in limbo

Azam Tigers coach Leo Mpulula’s future at the club is in limbo after failing to live up to the expectation at the expiry of his two-year contract in August, Nyasa Times understands.

Inside sources said the executive management of the club is mad with his style of coaching having offloaded top players since he took over two over two years.

The players such as Timothy Chitedze, Mike Kaziputa have formed a winning formula for giants Mighty Wanderers.

Mpulala also made life tough for himself after challenging hat he would not continue working for the club should he fail to win at least a silverware or league title this season.

Tigers coach Leo Mpulula in a black jacket with his assistant Macdonald Yobe....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Tigers coach Leo Mpulula in a black jacket with his assistant Macdonald Yobe….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

“Mpulula approached the club General Secretary Geoff Kachale  to discuss his contract who referred him to the chairman Sydney Chikoti,” said the source.

“The chairman has not yet responded despite that he has shown that he is under pressure to know his fate.”

The source said Mpulala has been working on monthly basis since August and the chance of having his contract renewed is threatened by his attitude.

“He is a good coach but we are not happy with his work ethics. He doesn’t give a chance for dialogue with players and at the end of the day it’s the club which is suffering,” he said.

Mpulula said he could not comment to the media over something which is ‘too personal’.

“Why should you know about my future at the club when it is an issue with my employers?” questioned Mpulula.

Tigers roped in Mpulula to transform the team but it has been going down under his tutelage because he chased experienced players opting for what he termed new blood.

They are currently on position nine far from any realistic chance of winning the title in the 15-member league.

They have also failed to do well in an any cup competition this year out of Carlsberg Cup, Standard Bank and Presidential Cup.

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