NAPSA coach Hector Chilombo and the entire technical bench have been put on an indefinite suspension by the executive committee due to poor performance of the team since the start of this season.
The action comes barely 48 hours after the team’s 4-nil bashing by Zanaco at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka.
NAPSA club general secretary Owen Chimpinde confirmed the indefinite suspension, citing the drastic poor performance of the team as the main reason for the action.
“We have put the entire technical bench on an indefinite suspension so that they can review the team’s below par performance. There is no way a team that finished fifth last season would perform this badly,
“We are aware that there are 24 games remaining, but the kind of play on the pitch leaves much to be desired. During the game against Zanaco, the players shot far away from the post, which was worrisome to the executive,” he said.
Chimpinde named Geoffrey Hamakwenda as caretaker coach who will be assisted by the former national team striker Harry Milanzi.
“The team will be coached by the youth coach Geoffrey Hamakwenda and assistant Harry Milanzi. This is just an interim technical bench as we try to sit down and review the whole situation,” he said.
NAPSA kicked off the MTN/FAZ premier league season on a good note by beating National Assembly 3-1 in an away game.
However, the next five games were a disaster, recording 0-2 against ZESCO, barren draw with Green Eagles, 0-2 to Forest Rangers and 0-4 to ZANACO.
NAPSA is lying second at the bottom of the log with 4 points.