Written by LEONARD SHARRA
LILONGWE--Fired Silver Strikers coach Thom Nkorongo has engaged lawyers to challenge his dismissal at the Reserve Bank sponsored outfit, which last week terminated services for the youthful coach, accusing him of failing to perform to expected standards.
Nkorongo was fired by the club's executive last week after encountering a barrage of accusations from the club's faithful following the team's 3-1 league loss at the hands of Epac.
Narrating his ordeal in an interview, Nkorongo said he was summoned by the executive last Wednesday to sign a letter which indicated he had voluntarily resigned as coach for the club.
The coach said he declined to endorse his signature on the document, prompting the executive to write another letter that his services had been terminated with immediate effect due to the club’s poor performance. He says he got the second letter last Friday.
The former DD Sunshine Women Football Club and Epac FC coach has since engaged lawyers to challenge his dismissal.
“I have engaged lawyers to challenge the club’s decision and the executive will soon be hearing from the lawyers. According to the three-year contract that I signed, the club was supposed to serve me with a written warning first before terminating my services. I did not receive any warning letter from the executive,” said Nkorongo.
The coach challenged the club that he had performed extremely well, having moved the club from position eight to the top spot in the TNM Super League. He also said during his reign more players from the club had made it into the national team.
Meanwhile, the central bankers have engaged former MTL Wanderers head coach Franco Ndawa to lead their title defence and chase for cup glory. Ndawa was fired from Wanderers early last month after registering four consecutive losses.
The retired soldier is reported to have already put pen to paper and was expected to get down to business this week. He will have his first task this coming Saturday when the bankers line up against Blue Eagles in the Standard Bank Cup Top 8 knock out phase.
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