By GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA
BARELY hours after leaving Kabwe Warriors following the club’s decision not to renew his contract, Tenant Chilumba landed himself a two-year deal as Forest Rangers head coach.
Chilumba, 47, was yesterday announced as the new coach at the Ndola-based Forest, replacing Perry Mutapa who ditched the club together with his assistant Masauso Tembo to join Power Dynamos last week.
In a statement, Forest said they had appointed the former Zambia national team midfielder as he has enough experience and understands the Zambian premier division.
“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tenant Chilumba as head coach on a two-year contract. Tenant has massive experience coaching football teams in the Zambian Premier league.
We believe he will bring renewed energy and belief to the team as well as help the club achieve its objectives this season,” said club media officer Christine Zulu.
Chilumba has a task of leading the team to the top four finish and book a maiden place in the CAF inter-club competitions.
Forest are placed sixth on the league table with 18 points from 12 games, and are 10 points behind leaders Zesco United.