By MICHAEL MIYOBA
FORMER Nkana and national team coach Beston Chambeshi has promised to help Konkola Blades avoid relegation after taking over as head coach at the Chililabombwe-based MTN Zambia Super League outfit.
Speaking after he was unveiled as the new head gaffer, the veteran coach who last led Konkola Blades as head coach in 2013 said he does not fear any challenges as he takes over a side that is languishing on 15th position on the Super League table with 10 points collected from 11 games.
Chambeshi said he was happy that Blades have expressed confidence in him to take over as head coach. The appointment came a few hours after Blades lost to his former club Nkana FC in a midweek fixture played on Wednesday.
“I am happy to be here. I am a coach who doesn’t fear any challenges and like I said, we will work hard to ensure that we finish in a strong position,” Chambeshi said.
Chambeshi noted the need for the team to work in harmony to achieve the set objective of finishing in a strong position.
“We all know that the team has suffered a bit of some setbacks in the previous games but working as a unit, we will definitely achieve our desired results. We will definitely get into the right position in the league,” Chambeshi said.
Club chairman Davy Mubita said Chambeshi’s main objective as he returns to Chililabombwe is to turn the fortunes of the club around up to the end of the season.
As one of the experienced coaches in the country, Chambeshi previously drilled Power Dynamos, Kansanshi Dynamos, Chambishi, Lumwana Radiants and Nkana FC before returning to Blades.
Chambeshi replaced Enos Silwimba who has been relegated to the position of first assistant coach while Lewington Mujembe and John Mukonje will be second assistants.
Blades confirmed in a statement that the other coaches will be reassigned with other duties.