BACK-to-back losses have seen Super League side Nkana press the panic button, sending their coach Beston Chambeshi on administrative leave in a desperate bid to save their season.
Nkana have started their campaign in reverse, losing by a similar score of 1–0 to Red Arrows and Mutondo Stars in Weeks One and Two, respectively, something that has not sat down too well with the fans.
In a statement availed to Mwebantu, club media officer, Lillian Musenge, confirmed that Chamabeshi has been put on ice and will, in the interim, be replaced by his assistant, George Chilufya.
“Nkana Football Club has, with immediate effect, made changes to the main team technical bench.
“Head coach Beston Chambeshi has, with immediate effect, been sent on administrative leave, and in the interim, first assistant coach George Chilufya takes over as Head Coach,” Musenge stated.
Chilufya will be deputised by John ‘Spiderman’ Lungu, while Fidelis Chungu has been elevated from Young Nkana to the main team as a second assistant.
Former Chipolopolo midfielder Gift Kampamba, who formed part of the Chambeshi – led bench, has been dropped to Young Nkana.
Chilufya’s first task will be to lead the team against Green Eagles in a Week Three match on Saturday.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 29th August, 2023)