Eight coaches have applied for the Civo United coaching post but the club has expressed dissatisfaction over the response, saying it expected more applicants.
Disclosing the development in an interview yesterday, Civo vice-general secretary (GS) Ronald Chiwaula suspected that the lukewarm response was a result of the club’s status during the time the advert about the coach’s vacancy was declared.
Civo, at that time, was set to play in the Central Region Football League after being relegated from the Super League. However, the team returns to the top-flight league after agreeing to swap places with Epac FC which has volunteered to go under.
“We believe that one of the reasons was that some coaches did not want to apply because they are not ready to coach in the lower league. We believe that if we had released the vacancy today, more coaches would have showed interest,” he said.
Chiwaula would not be drawn into disclosing the names but said two of the applicants are foreign coaches.
Meanwhile, the vice-GS said the club was pondering on the next step as some executive committee members proposed that the post be re-advertised.
“Some want us to go ahead with interviews for those that have applied while some members want us to re-advertise. We are still discussing and we hope to reach a conclusion soon,” he said.
The prospective new coach will be the fourth in the past 15 months after Oscar Kaunda, Millias Pofera-Jegwe and recently Charles Manda severed ties with the government sponsored outfit.n