Malawi government sponsored side, Civo United have hired Dedza head coach Milias Jegwe Pofera as their new mentor.
Pofera was announced as Civo’s new mentor hours after the club parted ways with coach Oscar Kaunda. Acting general secretary for the outfit, Charles Mwenda, has confirmed appointment of Pofera.
“I can confirm that Mr Pofera is now the head coach for Civo United,” said Mwenda.
The general secretary further said that the club opted for Pofera since he has the potential to lead the club in the 2016 soccer season.
“We have seen that he has all what it takes to coach Civo as recommended by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) in as far as club licensing is concerned, “explained Mwenda.
On his part, Pofera expressed happiness and has agreed to do what he can to help Civo do better this coming season.
“I am happy that officially Civo has approached me and given me the task to coach the club,” said Pofera.
Pofera’s Dedza Young Soccer did not survive in the top flight during their maiden season but the coach is still admired across the league.
The sacked Kaunda was a hero for Civo last season as he led the club to grab 2015 Standard Bank Cup after they stunned cup specialists, Mighty Wanderers FC.
Civo have employed Jegwe following the rule set by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) that every coach in the country’s top league should have a CAF B licence.
The Dedza Young Soccer mentor was also scouted by the Blantyre based giants Mighty Be Forward wanderers who wanted him to assist head coach Eliya Kananji.