Monday Dec 13, 2021. 15:00
Tanzanian club Azam FC has sacked their Zambian-born coach George Lwandamina following a poor start to the season.
According to Tanzanian media reports, the ex-Chipolopolo Zambia and Zesco United boss was sacked together with his entire bench on December 12 just 24 hours after Azam drew 0-0 at home with 9th placed Kagera Sugar FC.
“I have received the information but I am going to see the club officials, it is our football life, “Lwandamina told Mwanaspoti.co.tz.
Lwandamina’s departure comes a month after his contract was extended for another year by the Dar es Salaam side.
However, things on the pitch told a different story as Azam have endured an erratic start to the season winning three, drawing two and losing three of their opening eight games.
Azam are currently 7th on 11 points, nine points behind leaders Youth Africans in the 16 team league.
Defending champions Simba are second on 18 points while Mbeya City is third on 14 points.
Lwandamina’s sacking also comes just four games after Azam fans demanded his sacking following a 2-1 away loss at KMC who were still bottom of the table on November 21.
Azam has also failed to reach the CAF Confederation Cup group stage for two straight seasons under the Zambian who led them to a third place league finish last term.
The club has finished third over the last two seasons behind their giant Dar es Salaam rivals Young Africans and Simba who have finished second and first respectively in the same timeframe.
Lwandamina joined Azam in December, 2020 following a brief stint as technical director at FAZ Super League side Prison Leopards technical director.