Blue Eagles FC has drafted one of their senior players Peter Mgangira into the coaching panel as assistant coach.
Mgangira, who joined Eagles in 2010 from Silver Strikers, will be assisting coach Derklerk Msakakuona.
The club has also drafted in former striker Gabriel Chirwa as team manager.
Eagles have also roped in Rose Mkwamba as assistant team manager to become the first female technical panel member of a Super League side.
Both Mgangira and Chirwa confirmed the development during Thursday’s training session at Area 30.
“It came as a surprise to me; I did not expect it to come this early. It’s a challenge to be entrusted with such a big task as a player.
“I am very grateful to management for opening a new chapter in my football career. This does not mean that I have retired from playing. I will be assisting the coach,” said Mgangira.
He added that the development will help to bridge the gap between the committee and the players, as he will be able to communicate directly with the committee.
Mgangira was part of the Flames squad that took part at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. He retired from international football thereafter.
On his part, Chirwa said he has a challenge to continue where his predecessor left off.
“We have been winning cups and now everyone is looking forward to seeing the team winning Super League championship,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nation on Sunday has established that the club is yet to discuss the future of Young Chimodzi who was the club’s technical adviser.