MIGHTY Mufulira Wanderers have engaged former coach Allan Kamwanga to work as first assistant to Justin Chinama in a bid to strengthen the technical bench for a possible quick return to the topflight.
And a forensic investigations expert Professor Gibson Mwewa, who is a Wanderers supporter, has donated 22 mattresses to the club’s camp house which is under renovation.
Confirming the development in Kitwe after the donation, Wanderers secretary Goodwell Mateyo said Kamwanga will be returning to the club where he played and coached to assist Chinama who has also extended his contract at Shinde by three years.
“We are not patient with playing Division One football, that’s why we have strengthened the technical bench by returning coach Allan Kamwanga to assist the head coach. We want to return to the premier league by next year,” said Mateyo.
Kamwanga was coach of Ndola side Indeni FC last season.
And receiving the donation, club president Mike Milupi said: “The beautiful son in Mufulira is donating mattresses to MWFC. We have not had a camp house for 15 years. The money we have been spending on lodges and hotels have been reduced. The camp house is 90 percent done. We have beefed up the coaching bench. We are interested in bouncing back to the top flight so Allan Kamwanga has been roped in. We also looking for a fitness coach. We are appealing to our fans to become members of the club so that they pay some form of subscription to support the club. We need finances to buy players, finish our camp house and so on. For us to reached levels of top half teams like the Midlands’ teams, we need the money. We call our fans behind Mighty whether we are down or we are up. If you see how we performed at the end of the season, the prospects of survival are very high so we will come back.”
And Professor Mwewa said: “I had a sense of urgency to give to the team because sports matter to us as Zambians that is why I donated to the team because football is a unifying sport. All well-meaning Zambian cannot hesitate to help in development of the club.”
Wanderers was demoted from the MTN/FAZ Super League at the end of last season and will be campaigning in the Division One zone two when the season kicks off next month.