FAM technical director Jack â€˜Africaâ€™ Chamangwana has been recognised as among some of the successful coaches out of 48 who have managed South Africa giants, Kaizer Chiefs in its 41-year history.
Sowetan newspaper recognised Chamangwana on Friday when analysing the number of coaches who have coached the Soweto giants, who have since sacked Serbian trainer Vladimir Vermezovic.
â€œThe departure of Vladimir Vermezovic will mark the 49th coaching change made by Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto clubâ€™s four-decade history. Vermezovic was the latest in a long list of foreigners at the helm of the club; it is now 20 years since Amakhosi appointed a South African on a permanent, rather than caretaker basis,â€ wrote Mark Gleeson.
Doctor Khumalo and Donald Khuse, players Chamangwana coached in late 1980s, are now Chiefsâ€™ caretakers.
Chamangwana, who returned home at the end of the 1990s to pick Malawi national team coaching job, first managed Chiefs in 1988 as a coach.
â€œI took over again in 1989 after Jeff Butler was suspended and we went on to win the league championship. The likes of Khumalo, Khuse and Gary Bailey were then playing under me,â€ said the Malawi football legend on Saturday.
The former Malawi national team captain left Malawi in 1985 to receive treatment for a nagging knee injury only to be recommended to Chiefs owner Kaizer Motaung, forcing the defender to revive his career that appeared over.
Before returning to Malawi, Chamangwana also coached Mmabato FC.
In Malawi, his last club coaching job was with MTL Wanderers with whom he parted ways in 2001 after landing a job at Young Africans in Tanzania. He returned in 2008 to take up a FAM job as technical director.