Expatriate to head Wanderers technical team

Mighty Mukuru Wanderers Football Club has hired English national Mark Simon Harrison as the club’s Technical Director (TD) replacing Eddington Ng’onamo.

This is coming just a few days after the nomads were walloped 4 nil by arch-rivals Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club in the semi finals of the FDH Bank Cup played at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

Mark Simon Harrison

Ng’onamo was head coach at the club before the arrival of Alex Ngwira that saw him taking up the role of TD. Under Alex Ngwira, the team has won three times and drawn twice before losing to 4 nil to Bullets last Saturday.

Nomads Chairperson for Public Relations and Media Liaison, Clement Stambuli, confirmed the hiring of the 61-year-old tactician saying he has been hired on a two-year contract effective October 1and that besides heading the technical team, he will also be overseeing the reserve and youth teams.

“Harrison has vast experience both as a tactician and a former player. He played football at top level in Europe as a goalkeeper and has coached a number of teams both in Europe and the African continent,” explained Stambuli to the local media.

Harrison kept goal in the English Football League for Port Vale and Stoke City, and played non-league football for Hellenic, Kettering Town, Stafford Rangers, and Telford United.

Born on December 11, 1960 in Derby, England, Harrison who is 1.83 metres tall has managed clubs such as Stafford Rangers (1994-1995), Bangladesh National Team (2000-2001), Mpumalanga Black Aces (2010-2011), Chipa United (2013), and Golden Arrows (2013-2014). In the 2015-2016 season, he led Township Rollers to the Botswana Premier League title and the final of the Mascom Top 8 Cup.

Harrison’s recent appointment was in August 2021 in Kenya where he was hired to take charge of top Kenyan Premier League team Gor Mahia.

The nomads are on position 6 on the 16 team log table with 37 points from 20 games.

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