Monday Oct 21, 2019. 17:00
Baroka FC chairman Khurishi Mphahlele has revealed that he will let Wedson Nyirenda walk away from his contract, if the Zambian Football Association (FAZ) come knocking.
According to Nyirenda, FAZ has approached him about the vacant coaching position with Chipolopolo still in search of a head coach following Sven Vandenbroeck’s dismissal earlier this year.
While Nyirenda has expressed his loyalties to Baroka, Mphahlele will have no qualms in letting the former Kaizer Chiefs striker go if it is to coach his national team.
“That means he is a good coach. If your coach is linked with a national team that means he is good,” Mphahlele told KickOff.com.
“That means you’ve got a good coach and you must just keep him. We’ve got a contract with him, we will keep him. They will make us to keep him even more.”
He continued: “I don’t have that idea of selling the coach. I don’t have it, to tell you the truth. I don’t regard the coach as somebody I can sell. Yes a player can be sold, but not the coach.
“If Zambia wants the coach, they can come, they can approach us, then we will release him. We can’t sell the coach. Yes we will release him for free, why not? We didn’t buy him. Did we buy him? Then why do we sell him?
“If they approach me and say they need the coach, I will respect the country of Zambia, as much as I respect my country… if my country comes to me and says ‘we want your coach’ I won’t sell the coach to them. It’s my responsibility as a citizen of this country to support and supply.
“So it’s the same with Zambia, if they come to me and say we need the coach, they agree with the coach, I don’t have a problem. I will release him definitely,” he concluded.
Bakgaga won the Telkom Knockout title under Nyirenda’s tutelage last December.