Zambian giants Zesco United rubbish Stanley Okumbi appointment

Zambian giants Zesco United rubbish Stanley Okumbi appointment
Zesco United players

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Apr 04, 2018. 11:30

As they search for a new coach, Zambian Super League side Zesco United has refuted claims that they have hired a Kenyan coach.

Zesco are looking for a coach to take over the reins from Tenant Chembo who is a caretaker coach after replacing Zlatko Krmpotic.

Media reports suggest that the Team Ya Ziko management have settled for former Kenya national team boss Stanley Okumbi.

However, the club has rubbished the reports, saying the website in question reported a baseless story.

According to the Lusaka Times website, a report carried by Goal indicated that Okumbi, who was relegated to the Kenya U20 team this month, has been handed a three-year deal by Zesco.

United’s CEO Richard Mulenga said Okumbi is not their preferred candidate to take over from Chembo.

The current caretaker coach has been in charge in the interim since Krmpotic was suspended last October.

Chembo went on to guide the 2016 CAF Champions League semi-finalists to the 2017 FAZ Super Division title.

“The story on is false. We have not appointed any Kenyan coach. Zesco will this week unveil the head coach. We never advertised this job so there are no one applied,” Mulenga said

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