Fallen giants Be Forward Wanderers have turned to their legend Jack Chamangwana for salvation following a string of poor results, culminating into a 3-0 humiliation at the hands of rookies Mzuni last weekend.
Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao on Wednesday confirmed that Chamangwana has been appointed technical director (TD) replacing Yasin Osman who excused himself about three months ago to attend to personal businesses.
The decision was made during an executive committee meeting held on Monday evening in Blantyre.
“He has been roped in to help [Elia] Kananji up to the end of the season. However, Kananji remains the head coach.
“Jack will assume the role of TD with a more hands-on role. He replaces Yasin who excused himself three months ago to attend to personal urgent assignments in Mangochi and he has given us his blessings because the team has to move on,” said Butao.
Chamangwana, who has had stints as head coach for the Nomads before, was expected to get down to work yesterday.
Osman confirmed the development yesterday, saying: “I am in Mangochi working at my farm until the end of December and as such I cannot commit myself to Wanderers. I think in my absence, the Wanderers executive felt that the coach still needed an experienced tactician and Jack is the ideal person. He will be able to help them.”
Chamangwana was Flames assistant coach to Young Chimodzi until June this year when they were fired by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM). He is considered one of the best players to have played for the Lali Lubani Road outfit. n