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FORMER National Soccer Team coach Wedson Nyirenda has joined FAZ super Division side Lusaka Dynamos taking over from Ian Bakala who has been dropped to assistant coach position.

Lusaka Dynamos club secretary Oliver Shalala confirmed the appointment of the former Chipolopolo coach following weeks of speculation over his engagement.

Shalala however said that Nyirenda would only drill Dynamos on a short term contract as he was only going to see the remainder of the 2019/2020 Season.

The Former National team coach would act as head coach while Bakala, Josphat Nkhoma and Stephen Mwansa will be his assistants.  Mwansa will also double as goalkeeping coach while Manchi Janza is the physical trainer. 

Nyirenda who previously coached Zesco United and Zanaco FC coach joins Dynamos a few months after he resigned as head coach of Premier Soccer League side Baroka FC of South Africa whom he coached all the way to winning the Telkom Knockout Championship of 2018. 

He was previously head coach of the Zambian National Soccer Team from January 2017 to May 2018 and also worked with the Zambian Under-20 team that won both the Cosafa Under-20 Championship in South Africa and the African Youth Championship in Lusaka.

Nyirenda also took Zambia to the African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals and the COSAFA championships.

As a player, Wedson played as a striker for Power Dynamos and Nchanga Rangers and later played for Kaizer Chiefs.


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