George Lwandamina has resigned as Zesco United coach after three years at the helm of the five-time champions.
Lwandamina handed in his resignation on Monday morning.
The news comes just 24 hours after Zesco were beaten 3-2 at home by Nkana to suffer their first defeat against the Kitwe side since they were promoted in 2004.
“Zesco United Football Club would like to announce that Head Coach George Lwandamina this morning tendered in his resignation from his position with immediate effect,” Zesco CEO Justin Mumba said.
“The club has accepted his resignation and would like to thank him for the work and contribution during his stay.”
Lwandamina leaves Zesco after leading them to back-to-back FAZ Super Division titles in 2014, during his first year in charge, and 2015.
He also won the Barclays Cup in 2014 just a year after leading Red Arrows to victory in the same competition before moving to Zesco in February, 2014.
Lwandamina’s biggest feat at Zesco came in 2016 when the team became the first Zambian club to reach the CAF Champions League semifinals where they were eliminated by Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa on October 24.
However, things have not gone according to plan for Zesco since that semifinal exit winning just two out of their last six league games and have picked up just two points from four matches prior to his departure.
Zesco are currently 4th on 51 points with four games in hand and seventeen points behind leaders Zanaco who have one match in hand.