Mbolembole resigns as Wanderers coach

Stuart Mbolembole on Saturday resigned as head coach for Mighty Wanderers after his club lost the opening game of the news season of TNM Super League 0-2 to defending champions Silver Strikers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Mbolembole has been under pressure from some sections of Wanderers fans who have been calling for his head following a poor run of form.

He told Nyasa Times in an interview that he has made the decision to resign as coach for the Wanderers “in the best interests of the team”.

“I must place Wanderers Football Club first in my thoughts and it is for this reason that I have taken my decision to resign,” said Mbolembole.

Mbolembole (left) quits as Albert Mpinganjira  (next to him) is now acting coach
Mbolembole (left) quits as Albert Mpinganjira (next to him) is now acting coach

“I feel that it is in the best interests of the team that somebody new is given the chance to bring the success which we in the Wanderers need,” said Mbolembole.

“l love Wanderers and the supporters. Let others do the job as l feel l that l have done my part,” said Mbolembole.

During his tenure as the Nomads coach, Mbolembole managed to win the Standard Bank Cup.

Wanderers chairman George Chamangwana said it  was with “great sadness” that Mbolembole has called it quits.

Wanderers top the list of Super League’s eight established teams that have since 2000 fired 18 coaches.

The Lali Lubani Road club has been averaging a coach per season. Mbolembole replaced Felix Fosiko who in 2012 stepped in for Frank ‘Franco’ Ndawa who took over from Yasin Osman.

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