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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Chembo admits pressure as Lwandamina return looms

Sports Chembo admits pressure as Lwandamina return looms

Zesco United coach Tenant Chembo has conceded that talk of the imminent return of George Lwandamina has affected him over February’s two legs of the 2018 CAF Champions League.

Lwandamina is reportedly heading back to Zesco after dumping them in November, 2016 to take charge of Tanzanian champions Young Africans.

Zesco seemingly do not have faith in Chembo who delivered the 2017 FAZ Super Division title after going unbeaten in their last ten games last season after Zlatko Kromptic was suspended by the club last October.

Chembo on Wednesday steered Zesco to an emphatic 7-0 home win over JKU of Zanzibar at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola to advance by the same aggregate result to the pre-group stage of the 2018 CAF Champions League.

That result was also Zesco’s biggest victory in their continental history.

“One has to be professional in terms of a working relationship, yes, but I am human. I cannot hide the pressure was on me considering the pedigree of the coach that is coming,” Chembo said and who has been at Zesco since 2012.

“But having said that, I am a professional man and I have to abide to my contractual obligations.”

Chembo has guided Zesco to two runners-up league finishes league as interim coach in 2013 and 2016 and also won the 2016 Barclays Cup in a caretaker capacity with the six-time champions.

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    • I can advise Chembo to stay as second coach, to keep job. Head coach in Zambia is the highest risky job.
      If Chembo wanna be coach, then go to Botswana like Anderson Phiri of Power Dynamos did a week ago.

    • Zesco what has cheembo done to you ? The man is a good coach He has delieved most of his assignments,Cant he be given chance to sham his critics. Wait one day when wuzakile giats sport on him Like what happend to the Late Coach Mass maybe thats when you shall realise and Note his importance.

  1. I for sure don’t know what this Humble has done to Zesco United, the man has done quite well,if anything He has built Zesco to what they are today….Mulenga chakuti na chakuti must show respect to the man.With the pedigree of the team Chembo has built at Zesco any coach can deliver results including HARRY MILANZI and gets the kudos instead of the Giant Chembo…. My advise let zesco Secretariat do what is right by giving the man what he deserves

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