Elijah Chikwanda has replaced Linos Makwaza as coach of Napsa Stars.

Chikwanda’s appointment comes 24 hours after Makwaza was official axed from his position following a poor start to the 2018 season.

Makwaza was handed the job fulltime this year following a stint as interim last September when his predecessor Tennant Chilumba suffered the same fate on Napsa’s way to finishing 7th in 2017.

His start to 2018 saw him lose his last four successive league game with their only point from Napsa’s five matches coming in Week 1 when they drew 0-0 away at Nkwazi.

“Napsa Stars Football Club has appointed Mr. Elijah Chikwanda as its new head coach,”Napsa spokesperson Gwen Chipasula said.

“Mr. Chikwanda brings a wealth of experience to the club having had coaching stints in Botswana and also coached Lusaka Dynamos, Nkwazi and Kabwe Warriors Football clubs respectively.

“Napsa Stars believe Coach Chikwanda is the right person to steer the team out of its current position. He has been signed on a performance based contract. ”

Chikwanda returns to coaching after Kabwe Warriors declined to extend his contract in January following his earlier appointment last July.

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  1. One year at the job and you get a pink slip. Only in Zambia where they expect someone to make miracles within a year and win 5 league championships in one year. Have they heard of a term building process? Nowander none of the teams can compete at international level. Something need to change or either the coaches form a union to represent them.


  2. owez rotating the same guyz! thats football is not improving in zambia! owez thinking someone who hard played football before is a coach, let the coaching also be independent! wish u good luck mr chikwanda, i thought u were doing better at kabwe warious a pit they didnt see that!



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