Civo United have delayed the unveiling of head coach Thom Mkolongo’s right-hand person because they do not want to cut corners.
Civo general secretary Rashid Ntelela said this in response to a question on why the Civil Servants have not yet revealed the identity of the deputy coach three weeks after Mkolongo’s appointment.
“We have come up with a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and, once he accepts it, we will unveil him. This MoU ensures that he strikes the balance between his work and football,” Ntelela explained.
Sources say the deputy coach is an American who works for an international organisation based in Mchinji.
Ntelela indicated that the hiring of the expatriate stands to benefit Civo through international exposure.
“It is not a question of affordability. We cannot go for something we cannot afford,” he said when asked about perks.
Civo, who last won the Presidential Cup three years ago under veteran trainer Alex Masanjala, have started the season with a 1-0 loss to Silver Strikers last week.
Once the deal materialises, Civo will be the only local team to hire a foreign coach in recent years.