Former South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs assistant mentor Patrick Mabedi and some Super League coaches are among 11 applicants shortlisted for the Under-20 and Under-17 national teams coaches job interviews.
The list includes Be Forward Wanderers head coach Bob Mpinganjira, Civo mentor Franco Ndawa, former Civo gaffer Milias Pofera Jegwe, Blue Eagles’ Deklerk Msakakuona, former next month.
“The most important thing is that after we made this request, government responded positively and promised to mind time,” he said.
Meanwhile, the technical committee chief has revealed that six foreign coaches also applied for the Junior Flames coaching job.
“There were two from Germany, two from France and one from Trinidad and Tobago and another one from Qatar, but did not indicate his nationality. We turned them down because the posts are meant for local coaches,” he said.
Commenting on the shortlisted applicants, football legend Peterkins Kayira said they are not the right people for the junior Flames.
“I am not looking at their qualifications, but their ages. These youngsters need someone like a grandfather who can listen to them and develop them,” he said.
Kayira observed that most of the shortlisted coaches are immediate result-oriented.
“They are 90 percent result-oriented and 10 percent development-oriented. We need someone who is the direct opposite of this,” he said.