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Rangers fire coach Bruce Mwape

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  • Nchanga Rangers president Patson Nyirenda announced the development in a statement noting that the club had separated with Mwape on a mutual agreement.

By MUKWIMA CHILALA and MICHAEL MIYOBA

BARELY two days after going into camp with the Zambia national women’s team, head coach Bruce Mwape has been fired as national Division One side, Nchanga Rangers coach.

Nchanga Rangers president Patson Nyirenda announced the development in a statement noting that the club had separated with Mwape on a mutual agreement.

Nyirenda also announced the club’s separation from goalkeeper coach Yona Phiri, who was attached to Nchanga Rangers Football Club from the Zambia Police.

Nyirenda noted that Phiri contributed a lot to the development of the club’s young goalkeepers.

He said they would announce the replacement for Mwape within the week.

“Nchanga Rangers Football Club places it on record that Bruce Mwape remains a respected legend of the club despite the separation, which sometimes becomes inevitable in football,” Nyirenda said.

“We would like to thank him for the part he played while in charge of Nchanga Rangers Football Club “Project Return,” which solely focus on bouncing back the team to the Super Division in the current campaign of the FAZ National Division One football season,'”

Rangers are fifth on the National Division One league after 15 round of matches played so far.

Meanwhile, Mwape who spent most of last season with the national team preparing for their debut Olympics scheduled for later this year has summoned 32 players for next month’s 2021 Turkish Women’s Cup in Alanya.

Zambia will be competing for the first time in the Turkish Cup where they have been drawn against Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Uzbekistan.

Mwape’s 32-woman list consisting of four foreign-based stars who will lead the team during the invitational competition scheduled for February 15-24.

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