The 2017 FAZ Super Division Season has claimed its fifth coaching casualty following the sacking of Nchanga Rangers coach Bruce Mwape.

The veteran coach joins Zeddy Saileti at Nkana, Elijah Chikwanda at City of Lusaka, Mathews Phiri from Nakambala Leopards and Soliman Ahmed at Mufulira Wanderers to be fired this season.

Mwape was fired on Thursday after 15 months at the helm and was replaced by his assistant Evans Sakala.

He rejoined Nchanga in March 2016 following the death of Fighton Simukonda.

He saved broke Nchanga from demotion in 2016 when they ended the campaign in 12th place.

Nchanga later suffered a 2017 pre-season exodus that saw only Zambia defender Isaac Shamujompa, midfielder Bwalya Kasonde and goalkeeper Pascal Kasonde remaining faithfuls as Mwape was forced to recruit untested talent.

Mwape’s last match in charge of the Chingola club was on June 21 in a 1-0 away loss to promoted Buildcon in Ndola.