Zesco United appoints George Lwandamina as coach.

George Lwandamina
George Lwandamina

SUPER Division side Zesco United have appointed George Lwandamina as coach.
Lwandamina, who was last month side-lined at Red Arrows has been offered a three-year performance-based contract.
The former Zambia international’s immediate task is to win the 2014 MTN Super Division title.
The 50-year-old former Chipolopolo assistant has replaced coach Tenant Chembo, who has been relegated to first assistant trainer.
Alfred Lupiya, who worked with Lwandamina at Green Buffaloes has also been retained as second assistant coach.
Stephen Mwansa, stays as goalkeeper coach.
“We would like to announce that we have engaged George Lwandamina as head coach with immediate effect,” club chairman Kenneth Muteto said during the unveiling ceremony at the Zesco Limited region office in Ndola yesterday.
Also present at the briefing was Zesco Limited director of human resources Morecome Mumba.
Zesco have set an ambitious target for the coach with Muteto, adding that apart from winning the league title, Lwandamina has to lead the Ndola side to the group stage of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup.
“Our target is to reach the group stage of the Confederation Cup and that is why we decided to reinforce the technical bench,” Muteto said.
Muteto said should Lwandamina not achieve the set goals in his initial year, the two parties will have to review the deal.
Irreconcilable friction between the Arrows technical bench and some executive committee members led to the suspension of Lwandamina at the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) side despite leading the club to fourth on the MTN Super Division table and winning the 2013 Barclays Cup.
And Lwandamina said Zesco’s objectives are attainable with cooperation from stakeholders.
Lwandamina had his first coaching stint at Mufulira Wanderers before moving on to Nchanga Rangers, Green Buffaloes, Kabwe Warriors, Arrows and now Zesco.