Zambia’s Mufulira Wanderers Appoints Paulo Jorge Silva
‘MIGHTY’ Mufulira Wanderers have appointed Portuguese Paulo Jorge Silva as head coach on a three-year contract.
The UEFA B licence holder replaces Chewe Mulenga, who was acting coachNsince Manfred Chabinga quit in April this year.
Wanderers secretary Goodwell Mateyo, who confirmed the development in Mufulira yesterday, said the club is excited to acquire the services of the former FC Porto goalkeeper.
“We have a new coach, Mr Paulo Jorge Silva will take charge of the team. For continunity’s sake, he will be assisted by Chewe Mulenga and Mr Kashimoto [Moses],” Mateyo said.
Wanderers are 12th on the log with 18 points.
“At the moment, the primary target is to ensure that the team secures its stay in the Super League, then we will raise our targets. He [Silva] comes in at midseason and sustaining our position in the league is a must,” Mateyo said.
Silva’s last job was at Zimbabwean outfit FC Dynamos.
He has also previously worked with Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon, Al Wasl and Sharjah FC in the United Arab Emirates as well as Tunisian giants Esperance, Ghana’s Hearts of Oak and Nigeria’s Enyimba and COD United.
In his playing day, Silva featured as a goalkeeper for top Portuguese clubs, FC Porto, Braga and winning the league title with Benfica in the 1993-94 season.