Ntopwa FC says it will employ a permanent coach by the end of the TNM Super League three-week break induced by coronavirus pandemic.
The club has been without a head coach ever since Trevor Kajawa resigned last season.
The club’s owner and technical director Isaac Osman said in an interview that they will have a new coach in three weeks time.
“We will use the three week break to finalise the deal with the new coach,” he said.
In the absence of a coach, Osman has been in charge of the team which is on position seven on the table with 14 points, above giants Nyasa Big Bullets who are on position eight and Be Forward Wanderers who are on position 12.
Osman has, however, called for financial support from well-wishers, saying he is failing to pay players’ perks.
Meanwhile, National Football Coaches Association (NFCA) has advised TNM Super League clubs to utilise the break to analyse their team’s performance.
NFCA chairperson Davie Mpina said most of the times clubs do not have time to analyse their teams’ erformance but are quick to blame coaches when things are not working.
“A team’s performance is not just the coach’s responsibility. All stakeholders such officials, players and even supporters have a role to play in a team’s performance.
“As the league is on break, clubs should utilise this period to analyse their teams’ so that when the league resumes, they can work on the shortfalls.”