Blantyre, A Zimbabwean Coach, Lazarus Magaya who holds a CAF B Licence has applied for the post of Assistant Coach for Civil Sporting Football Club following a vacancy that has been advertised by the Office of President and Cabinet.
In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) recently, the 43-year-old coach said he can contribute to the team, even at head-coach level, basing on the rich and vast experience he has as a head coach.
I applied for the job because Civil Sporting Football Club is a stable and organized institution and I can bring change and success to the club since I have coached in four different countries.
Besides, Malawi is a peaceful country and I fell in love with it during my short stay there, said Magaya.
Former Head Coach of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Premier Soccer League (PSL) team, Malanti Chiefs and National First Division sides Mbabane Citizens and Ludzeludze Brothers, Magaya is currently the head coach of a third tier side in South Africa.
He also had a short stint with Masters Security as a Technical Director between January to June this year (2019) where he competed in the Ecobank Charity Shield and came out with a bronze medal after beating Blue Eagles on post-match penalties.
He also coached Gaborone United of Botswana as well as two PSL clubs in Zimbabwe-Shooting Stars and FC Victoria and a number of well-known First Division sides in Zimbabwe where he had an impressive performance after going 16 games unbeaten with Masvingo United in 2015.
The Zimbabwean National also intends to go for a UEFA B Licence course towards the end of 2019 in Spain.
In a separate interview, Civil Sporting General Secretary, Ronald Chiwaura said so far, there are 13 applicants for the post of the Deputy Coach at the club and that what remains is the short-listing of the candidates for interviews.
We recommended to the sponsor and now we are waiting for the feedback. This process involves our sponsor, which is the government and it is quite a processes for a person to be recruited in the civil service so the process is still underway, said Chiwaura.
The position fell vacant after Oscar Kaunda who was the Civil Sporting Assistant Coach, quit the club to take a similar position at Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Football.
Source: MANA Online