Bwezani With Zambian Football
KEITH MWEEMBA ON THE BENCH EXPLAINED AND ALL THE BEST MUZA
Some fans were astonished to see Keith Mweemba, the owner of FC MUZA, sitting on the coaching bench during the CAF Confederation Cup match against Cano Sport.
FC MUZA takes on Diables Noire today, and the team’s owner, Keith Mweemba, is named as one of the team’s coaches on the CAF online registration. I addressed an extensive inquiry to the FC MUZA executive committee, and I received a prompt response.
“Despite being the club’s owner, Keith Mweemba is also a CAF B-licensed coach.””It is not uncommon for club owners to hold coaching qualifications and be involved in team operations,” the EXCO noted.
But what really is the context?
The EXCO explains;
“When the team’s former head coach, Lameck Banda, resigned, Keith Mweemba was registered as the team’s first assistant coach in CAF.” The other MUZA coaches with CAF C licences were not qualified to be registered of course. As a result, Keith Mweemba stepped in, particularly as we were nearing the finish of registration and needed that area completed. And, in any case, if you have a coach in your neighbourhood, explain to me why you need to go Miles seeking for one with the limited time we had left after Lameck Banda’s quick exit.”
When asked if this choice could blur the line between ownership and coaching, perhaps leading to conflicts of interest or favouritism, or if the owner’s presence on the bench undermines the authority of the head coach, Mathews Ndhovu, who holds a CAF A qualification.
The EXCO member denies undermining the Head Coach in any way.
“I understand why people are worried about this.The role of a coach is crucial in the development of a team’s plans, making substitutions, and motivating players. The presence of an owner, particularly one with a vested interest, is actually an advantage that does not disrupt the chain of command or the authority of the head coach, as we all know Mathews is the head coach and he rings changes and direction.”
FC MUZA’s success in the CAF Confederation Cup will ultimately be determined by the combined efforts of the coaching staff, players, and fan support.
Finally, the EXCO members had this to say:
“While we appreciate that it is natural to have differing opinions and concerns about the activities of the clubs, management and coaching staff. However, it is vital to trust their understanding and to give them the benefit of the doubt unless proven otherwise. Let us unite in support of FC MUZA and wish them well in the CAF Confederation Cup.”
The game is on today at 15:00hrs at Heroes Stadium and those not yet with tickets let’s gather at the stadium. You can’t afford to miss this one.
I still have few tickets for those who have failed go find. Get in touch!!!