Warriors squabble over head coach

A SQUABBLE has rocked KABWE Warriors Football Club with a named group of supporters calling for the removal of head coach Mohammed Fathy whom they allege to be behind the transfer of striker Idriss Mbombo to a North African club.

But Kabwe Warriors executive committee said there were no plans of replacing the Division One South winning technical bench.

Some named supporters led by a named official are pushing for the removal of the Egyptian-born trainer whom they have accused of being behind the transfer of striker Mbombo to a North African club.

The named club official who has been in the Warriors executive has also been accused of spearheading Fathy’s removal so as to pave way for a preferred candidate currently with a local premier league side.

Speaking to the Daily Nation after the railway sponsored side defeated Luena Buffaloes by a lone goal to ice their promotion to the premier league, the supporters accused Fathy of ‘‘selling’’ the Congolese Mbombo to the Arab league.

They also claimed that Fathy was not equal to the task of coaching a premier league side.

But Warriors secretary Perry Siame, who confirmed Mombo’s intended departure, refuted any claims of his executive planning to part company with Fathy.

Siame said that recently Fathy presented his off-season programme and technical report which will be tabled before the technical department this tomorrow.

“It is only last week that the coach presented the technical report and his off-season programme regarding where he would want the team to train and what departments he would want strengthened because as a matter of fact we may lose some players, so we shall need to beef up the squad,” said Siame.

He ruled out any sale of players to any local league, insisting that if there were bigger clubs interested in any player, then they will just be on loan.


He also disclosed that all Warriors players were fully employed by Zambia Railways and those who may have to part with the club will be handed over to management for a procedural separation.


Prior to coming back to coach Warriors as a division one team, Fathy had a stint with Warriors, then in premier league.


The Egyptian-born trainer, deputised by ex-international defenders Happy Sichikolo and Chintu Kampamba, has guided the team back to premier division with one more formality game away to Katete Rangers this weekend.



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