Silver Strikers have fired their coach Daniel Kabwe, citing the club’s incosistent performance as the main reason.
The Zambian tactician has since said the Central Bankers’ decision is justified as the team wasn’t doing well.
His firing comes exactly two months after his suspension which was attributed to the team’s poor showing.
Part of a press statement issued on Saturday, reads: “Silver Strikers Football Club is informing all supporters, football stakeholders and the general public that head coach Daniel Kabwe has been relieved of his duties effective immediately.
“The decision has been arrived at based on the team’s performance. The current interim arrangement of the coaching panel will be maintained until further communication from the club.”
In an interview yesterday, Silver’s company secretary Peter Masiye said the task force that was set up to investigate the team’s poor performance, established that there was luck of consistency.
“Basically consistency was lacking as the team won four matches, drew four as well as lost three,” he said.
Put to him that the club was still underperforming even after Kabwe’s suspension, culminating into the FDH Bank Cup exit, Masiye said: “Of course, but that is another aspect that we are looking at and that is why the current panel is there on an interim basis.”
Nevertheless, the Reserve Bank of Malawi-sponsored outfit said it will remember Kabwe for guiding the club to the inaugural FDH Bank Cup glory as well as a runners-up finish in the TNM Super League.
On his part, Kabwe yesterday said: “I received the separation well because my contract was performance-based and we did not do well as a team during the period under review.”
Kabwe’s contract was expected to expire next January.
Silver’s reserve side coach Leo Mpulula is the acting head coach assisted by McDonald Yobe and Peter Mgangira.