After failing to lure Elia Kananji and his former Blantyre United mentor Leo Mpulula, Civo United will name their â€˜thirdâ€™ choice mentor this week.
Civo general secretary Rashid Ntelela said on Sunday, they were meeting later in the day to pick a replacement for fired Alex Masanjala.
Masanjala said he was waiting for his last Civo pay.
Earlier reports suggested Civo had, in addition to Kananji and Mpulula, shortlisted Charles Manda, formerly of Escom and ex-Silver Strikersâ€™ Dan Dzinkambani.
But Ntelela kept a tight lid on the identity of the new man.
Meanwhile, to some Blantyre United players such as Jimmy Chikulekule, the departure to Civo of Kananji could have spelt doom for the giant-killers.
â€œThe departure last season of â€˜Fergusonâ€™ Leo Mpulula to [Azam] Tigers was received in our camp like the death of a father in a family,â€ said Chikulekule.
â€œWe are relieved that Kananji is still with us. We cannot hide the fact that we were affected by the news about his moving to Civo. His exit could have been like that family robbed of its father now losing even the mother,â€ he said.