George Lwandamina, ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Wednesday Oct 26, 2016. 21:01
Despite rubbishing the claims, reports reveal that Zesco United coach George Lwandamina has signed for Young Africans.
Media reports in the continent suggest that the Zambian former national team mentor has jumped the Zesco ship for a two-year deal.
Although Team Ya Ziko deny the reports, the Lusaka Times website has it that the coach was in Tanzania last weekend to finalise talks with the Tanzanian outfit.
United's acting General Secretary Richard Mulenga and Media Officer Katebe Chengo said if indeed these media reports are true, Lwandamina will be in breach of his contract with the club.
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“Lwandamina has a three year running contract that expires in January 2017 and the club has not entered into negotiations to have the contract extended and Lwandamina has not communicated his intentions at the end of the contract,” the statement read.
“As far as the Club is concerned, Lwandamina is in Monze attending a family bereavement as he stated on Sunday when he sought permission to leave from the Team Manager, Mr Mabvuto Banda and is expected to return to camp today for the midweek game against Nkwazi FC in Lusaka.
“We believe that he is aware of his contractual obligations and implications of a possible breach.”
Meanwhile, it is reported that Yanga announced the arrival of Lwandamina on a two-year deal on Monday replacing Hans van der Pluijm, a few hours after the Zambian arrived in the country.
Lwandamina, a former Zambian national side mentor was replaced by Wedson Nyirenda last month as he was allowed to focus on Team Ya Ziko's CAF Champions League aspirations.
However, they succumbed to a 3-2 aggregate loss in the semi-finals to eventual champions, Mamelodi Sundowns.