Mzuzu University Football Club, popularly known as the Green Intellectuals, has entered into the second week of intensive training in preparation for the forthcoming TNM Super League season scheduled to commence on April 8, 2017.
A visit by Nyasa Times to Mzuzu University football ground, known as Thengere Stadium by Mzuni students, on Wednesday afternoon, found the players sweating as they tussled over the piece of leather under the tutelage of Head Coach Alex Ngwira.
Conspicuously missing at the training venue was the newly hired assistant coach Milieus Pofera Jegwe, former coach for the relegated Civo United Football Club.
Speaking to Nyasa Times after Wednesday’s training session, Alex Ngwira said so far so good as the players were working hard to remove the off season rust.
Ngwira said he was maintaining the squad he had in the 2016 season but there will be an addition of about three to five new players whose names he did not disclose.
Nyasa Times saw a good number of players that did the job for the club last season including goalkeepers Labson Chiyenda and Happy Msowoya, Hudson Milanzi, Brave Phiri, Zeliat Nkhoma, Frackson Chisi, Timothy Silwimba, Captain Victor Gondwe as well as midfield maestro Lazarus Deco Nyemera.
When asked about the absence of his assistant Jegwe, Ngwira said Jegwe was waiting for a confirmation letter which had since been forwarded to him by the club and he could be coming to Mzuzu University on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
“I am looking forward to a good working relationship with Mr Jegwe. I know his presence will make a positive impact to the club. I need him very much now because at the end of the day we will have to remain with only twenty five players and to come up with that final squad, we have to do the assessment together,” explained Ngwira.
Jegwe is coming as a replacement to Ogrieve Mcnebert Kazuwa whose contract was not renewed.
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