TNM Super League champions FCB Nyasa Bullets assistant coach Peter Mponda has secured a coaching position in the United States (US), the team announced on Friday.
Mponda, who has been an influential member of Bullets’ technical panel for the past few years, will be leaving the club to pursue new opportunities abroad.
His departure comes just before Bullets face their rivals Mighty Mukuru Wanderers in the 2023 NBS Bank Fam Charity Shield at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.
Bullets Chief Administration Officer Albert Chigoga confirmed the news and wished the former Malawi National Football captain the best of luck in his new challenge.
“We are happy for Peter Mponda and wish him all the best in his new coaching position. He has been an important part of our team and we will miss him, but we are confident that he will continue to make great contributions to the football world,” said Chigoga.
In his words, Mponda’s manager, Rodney Phiri, also expressed his excitement for the new opportunity, saying “I have been in touch with him and, all things being equal, he will be in the United States for five years.”
Mponda who has had a distinguished career as both a player and coach retired as a player in 2012 before launching his coaching career at Surestream Academy in Blantyre.
He later took over the team he had developed at Surestream and took it to the Super League, renaming it Wizards FC.
Under Mponda’s leadership as assistant coach, FCB Nyasa Bullets won four back-to-back TNM Super League titles and made it to the final of the 2021 Cecafa Championship in Tanzania.