Downs choose Julius over Manda!
- manzini Sundowns head coach Charles Manda’s future with the club looks uncertain. This follows a move by the club requesting the endorsement of their newly-appointed assistant head coach Julius Chakupewa, as their new head coach with the Eswatini Football Association. It has been reliably gathered that the ‘Kappa Boys’ furnished the football mother body with a letter requesting the endorsement of the CAF licence B holder Chakupewa, leaving the future of the veteran Malawian born mentor in the balance. A source close to the matter asserted that Sundowns submitted their letter earlier this week following their 0-3 loss to Royal Leopard last
weekend. “Sundowns submitted a letter to the EFA stating that Chakupewa was their new head coach and further requested a grace period to allow him execute his duties until the next CAF Licence A course . Chakupewa is a CAF B holder and is not eligible to be a head coach since he does not possess the required CAF A Licence A,” ‘Sundowns are crossing their fingers to be granted their wish,” said the source Sundowns Public Relations Officer Muzi Matsenjwa maintained that there were no changes within their technical bench when reached for comment yesterday.
“I have no comment on the said matter.
The Chairman, Mark Carmichael endorses all official communiqués and has not briefed me on such. Charles Manda is in charge of Manzini Sundowns as head coach. He is assisted by Mduduzi ‘Nyama’ Shongwe and Julius Chakupewa,”
“Njabuliso Simelane remains our goalkeeper coach and to my best knowledge, we have no changes in the technical bench,” he said.
EFA Marketing and Communications Officer Muzi Radebe could not be drawn for comments on the matter after his cellphone rang unanswered when contacted yesterday.
ENDORSES: Downs Chairman Mark Carmichael.