Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have sacked head coach Edington Ng’onamo and assistant coach Eliah Kananji barely hours after a crisis meeting held on Tuesday.
Nomads have replaced Ng’onamo with veteran and club legend Yasin Osman while another legend Bob Mpinganjira takes up Kananji’s place for the rest of the season.
The two coaches have paid the price for the team’s dismal TNM Super league form and loss to arch rivals Nyasa Big Bullets last weekend.
Kananji confirms the dismissal saying he received the letter which cited the team’s poor performance as one of the reasons.
“Its true that I have been fired because I received the letter. But I would like to meet the executive committee to chart the way forward,” Kananji said.
“I don’t know about the position of Ng’onamo because my letter was specifically addressed to me.”
The soft spoken coach described the action as unfair but he did not elaborate.
Ng’onamo said was not aware of the action.
“I cant comment because I don’t know anything until I get a letter,” he said.
Wanderers have been struggling this season and the 1-0 loss in the TNM Super League to rivals Nyasa Bullets piled pressure on the coaches.
The oranges are currently perching on position nine on the log table with 29 points despite assembling the most expensive stars including players from Nigeria and Japan.
Club secretary Mike Butao said the coaches and the club have parted company by mutual consent, saying they wished to make clear that the coaches leave Nomads on “good terms.”
He said Wanderers thank Ng’onamo and Kanji for their immense contribution since they have been on their roles.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :