Ex-Chipolopolo defender Billy Mwanza has retired from active football following his appointment as Nkana FC Reserve Team assistant coach.
Mwanza, 32 will deputise Fidelis”Josimar” Chungu who has bounced back at Nkana as reserve team head coach.
“This season, I am not going to be playing I will just be with the junior team.
“For me it’s a blessing in disguise so I just have to work hard. I am there to learn,” he said on Thursday.
Mwanza was a member of the Zambia National Team at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations that exited the tournament in the first round.
On the local front he played for Lusaka Dynamos, Power Dynamos, Zesco United and Nkana where he has retired.
Mwanza joined South African club Golden Arrows from Power in 2005 and went on to play for African Warriors and Chinese club Changsha Ginde.