AFTER several appointments that have failed to deliver the desired results, six-time league champions Power Dynamos are looking to bringing former player and assistant coach Aggrey Chiyangi as the new head coach.
Following the sacking of Perry Mutapa, Power are looking for what will be their sixth coach in five years after they parted ways with Mutapa following a dismal performance last season. Since 2016 Power have appointed five coaches, all failing to deliver the much sought-after seventh league title and continental football.
This started with Dan Kabwe, who replaced Tenant Chilumba in 2016 before he was fired the following season for his former Zanaco player Kelvin Kaindu. After Kaindu was shown the exit door, Power turned to veteran Fordson Kabole, who however resigned a game into the new season to pave the way for Gaston Mutobo.
However, like the previous coaches before him, Mutobo did not finish the full duration of his contract as he was replaced by Mutapa midway through the 2019/2020 season.
Since their league triumph in 2011, Power fans have had to watch from distance with envy as rivals Nkana claimed a record 13th title while Zesco and Zanaco have gone on to surpass their six titles.
In a bid to at least achieve a top-four finish next season, Power are lining up Chiyangi, who is currently coaching Green Eagles. Multiple Power sources confirmed Power’s interest in Chiyangi, whose stock rose after leading the Choma side to continental football qualification.
“He has a 90 percent chance of becoming our next coach,” one Power source said. Chiyangi, who served as assistant coach under several coaches since hanging up his playing boots in 1999, also had coaching stints at Chambishi, Green Buffaloes, Zanaco and Nkana. However, it was at Eagles where he achieved much success