Super Division side Kabwe Warriors have appointed Tenant Chilumba as head coach.

Chilumba has taken over from Elijah Chikwanda whose contract expired at the end of the 2017 season and was not renewed.

Warriors chairman Hayden Dingwall who announced the development said Chilumba’s experience will add value to the team.

“Chilumba is not new to Kabwe Warriors. He is one of the most experienced coaches. He will add value to the club because of his immense experience in football coaching,” he said.

Apart from playing for Warriors, Chilumba also had a stint with the Kabwe side as an assistant coach.

The club interviewed over 10 coaches on Monday and Chilumba topped the list.

Dingwall thanked Chikwanda for the services he rendered to the team during his six months tenure.

Chikwanda joined Warriors in July and his contract expired in December.

The club decided not to renew his contract following the team’s performance last season.

Warriors survived relegation and finished the 2017 on 16th position.

Dingwall said the appointment of the remaining members of the technical bench will be done before the end of this week.

Chilumba has been tasked to ensure Warriors compete for honours this season and remain a formidable league competitor.

Sponsors Zambia Railways last week appointed a new club executive whose immediate task was to appoint the coach.