Kabwe Warriors Football Club has fired coach Kampamba Chintu, becoming the sixth premier league manager to get the boot this season.
The ex-Chipolopolo defender who also served as National Soccer team assistant coach was dismissed on Monday by the 5-time champions following a modest start to the 2017 season in which he has won just one match.
Warriors boss Hayden Dingwell said it was not an easy decision to make but that the interest of the club came first.
Chintu’s sacking came after successive 2-0 away and 1-0 home losses to Zanaco and Lumwana Radiants that left Warriors fifth from bottom in 15th place on 13 points.
“Yes it is true. It is unfortunate but football is about results,” Dingwell said.
“He was trying his best with the team but at the end of the day football is about results so we had to make the change, sadly.”
Joining Chintu out of Warriors is his assistant Humphrey Malkoni
However,long-serving assistant Happy Sichikolo stays put.
Chintu has been replaced by Elijah Chikwanda who was recently sacked by City of Lusaka.
Chintu was handed the job full-time time this season after an interim run in October 2016 in the wake of Mohamed Fathy’s sacking that saw the 2012 AFCON winner record four wins, two draws and one defeat.
But things didn’t go as planned in 2017 when in which he has won one, draw 10 and lose four.