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Zesco United hire Serbian National Krmpotic as Coach

Sports Zesco United hire Serbian National Krmpotic as Coach

Zlatko Krmpotic
Zlatko Krmpotic

Zesco United Football Club has appointed Serbian National Zlatko Krmpotic as head coach with immediate effect on a two-year deal.

The 58-year-old former TP Mazembe coach and 2015 CAF Champions league winner is expected to report for work next week in Ndola where the official introduction to the players and other members of the technical bench.
The Serbian has signed a two (02) year performance based contract with a buyout clause in an event that he wants to leave and a one (01) year option of contract extension.
The Club advertised for the coaching job on the 27th December, 2016 following the resignation of George Lwandamina who served in the position from 2014 to 2016.

65 applications were received and the shortlisted three were interviewed at Protea Towers in Lusaka on Tuesday 31st January, 2016 by an appointed panel which comprised Richard Mulenga (Zesco United Technical Chairman), Justin Mumba (Zesco United CEO), Lazarous Chulu (Zesco Limited Human Resources and Management Representative), Patrick Kangwa ) Past President-Zambia Football Coaches Association of Zambia) including Simataa Simataa (Past secretary-Zambia Football Coaches Association of Zambia).

The names of the other two candidates will not be revealed because they have running contracts with their clubs and Zesco would like to protect their current jobs.

Krmpotic has coached in Sweden, Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia, Kuwait and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Krmpotic is expected to guide the team through a pre-season camp in preparation for the CAF confederations cup and the FAZ/MTN super league.

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    • This is wrong a public entity that provides poor services must not be allowed to run a football club.
      Its a waste of public resources all monies must be channelled to improving service delivery.
      We may be a soccer mad country but lets be objective and prudent when it comes to expenditure.
      Most of these mines make more money than Zesco but won’t venture into wasteful expenditure like running a club.

    • James Buga you have an argument but it cant be that sweeping. Sport plays a very big part in employees health and as long as this particular business unit is not feeding detrimentally on the core business it can be supported intelligently. ZESCO on the other hand need to perform well in their core business before excelling in football. The mines were doing very well when they supported Zambian football.

  1. I would not see anything wrong if ZESCO seconded this guy as Technical advisor to the National team bench. After all, the whole nation pays ZESCO the money it uses on soccer. He has good credentials.

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