Coach Leo Mpulula, who was fired by Epac FC last year, is back in the Super League after newly promoted outfit Max Bullets engaged him to head the outfit’s technical panel.
Kapanda said they opted for the former Blantyre United, Azam Tigers and Epac coach because of his vast experience.Max Bullets owner Max Kapanda said the move was aimed at fulfilling Club Licensing System (CLS) requirement that all Super League teams coaches must hold at least Confederation of African Football (CAF) B licence.
“Apart from his experience, Leo is also familiar with our club because he was helping us with technical advice when we were competing in the lower division,” he said.
Max Bullets earned promotion to the top flight after emerging champions of the Southern Region Football League in the just ended season.
Meanwhile, Kapanda, who was coaching the team in the absence of a coach, was optimistic that Mpulula will help the team to avoid relegation in their first season of top-flight league.
“If I had the necessary qualifications, I would have remained the head coach,” he said. “But to be in line with club licensing conditions, we got Mpulula. Hopefully he will help us fight relegation.”
On his part, Mpulula confirmed agreeing in principle to take charge of the Blantyre based outfit.
However, he said he has not discussed personal terms with the club because he is still contracted to Epac.
“Though they said I was sacked, my contract with Epac ends on February 26 this year. I will only be free to join another club after my deal expires there,” he said.