George Kapembwa @ SS com
George Kapembwa @ SS com

National Assembly and Kapembwa part company

National Assembly have parted company with their coach George Kapembwa following a string of poor results in the first half of the 2015 season.

The club has since appointed Kapembwa’s assistant Francis Majaka as interim coach.

Midway through the season, Assembly are placed 14th on the league standings with 14 points having registered four wins, two draws and nine losses.

Kapembwa told that his dismissal was unexpected.

“I can confirm that I received my letter of dismissal yesterday (Thursday). I lost my job due to poor performance; that is what the letter stated,” said Kapembwa who had been at the club since 2012.

“I did not expect the dismissal and it came as a shock. There are a lot of projects I had planned with the team. I groomed a lot of youngsters and I thought this was the right time to expose them to the game at a higher level.

“I hope the team continues with the project of developing young players. As for me, football is my life and I will work with any team which requires my services.”

Kapembwa was assitant to Mohammed Fathy when National Assembly got relegated to the Faz Division One North League in 2012.

The former City of Lusaka midfielder was elevated to the position of head coach the following season when he guided the team back to the Super League, finishing as Division One North League champions.

National Assembly finished in ninth position in the 2014 Super League season.

Kapembwa joins Beston Chambeshi (Nkana), Dabid Chilufya (Forest Rangers), Dick Ngwenya (Nakambala Leopards) and Hector Chilombo (Napsa Stars) on the list of coaches who lost their jobs in the first half of the season.