Jesse Were in a past celebration
Krympotic walks out on Kenyan trio
By Imran Otieno | Fri 03 Nov, 2017 16:12

The Kenyans Jesse Jackson Were, David Calabar Owino and Anthony Akumu who ply their trade with Zambian Premier League outfit Zesco United are facing a possible managerial change after their head coach Zlatko Krympotic went missing in action.

Also read: Jesse on the mark as Zesco wallop Dynamos

The Serbian tactician has been under fire for dropping out of the Barclays Cup as well as the Confederations Cup at the semifinal stage to SuperSport in the space of a month. Krympotic was omitted from the team sheet that faced Power Dynamos in a derby match that ended in a 1-1 stalemate in Ndola with assistant coach Tenant Chembo acting as the caretaker boss. 

The 59-year old was also absent without leave in the recent 1-0 win over Kabwe Warriors that propelled them to the summit of the log on 62 points, two more than second placed Zanaco.

A defender in his heyday, Krympotic was the assistant coach in the TP Mazembe CAF Champions League triumph in 2015 serving as Patrice Cateron’s assistant. Zesco United are still yet to give an official statement on the reports of Krympotic being shown the door. His assistant Chembo declined to comment on Tuesday 24 October the whereabouts of his counterpart saying, “I would have loved to say a word or two but that is an administrative issue.”

Also read: CAFCC: Calabar on the mark as Zesco fails to book semifinal slot

Zesco next face Nkwazi on Sunday 5 November hoping to reclaim the title from Zanaco who are the reigning Champions of the Zambian Premier League. With only six games left to the end of the season Zesco are on course to win their sixth league title as they face teams currently out of the top 10.

Imran Otieno
Twitter: @Imran_Otieno
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