Former Democratic Republic of Congo Midfielder Pamphile Mihayo Kazembe, has been re_appointed head coach of Congolese giants, TP Mazembe.
The Congolese side on Thursday announced that they will not be renewing the contract of their Franco_Serbian coach, Dragan Cvetkovic. His contract with TP Mazembe is to expire on December 31, 2020, but the club’s hierarchy led by President Moise KATUMBI, have chosen not to continue with Dragan, but rather re_appoint their former player and Coach, Pamphile Mihayo, who returns from a training course in Belgium
A communiqué on the club’s official website reads;
“Pamphile MIHAYO takes back the control”
“The management of TPM informs the sporting public and the Badiangwenas that the contract of coach Dragan CVETKOVIC expiring on December 31, 2020 will not be extended. Coach Dragan is thus released from his obligations within the club. President Moïse KATUMBI thank him for this very difficult year spent with the club and wishes him good luck for the future.
In accordance with the club’s decision-making process, the meeting sports committee decided to appoint Pamphile MIHAYO KAZEMBE – back from a training camp in Liège – as head coach. He will be assisted by Isaac KASONGO as assistant coach. For the first time in the history of the end of the collaboration, a dinner with all the players will be organized in honor of the coach Dragan who is leaving Lubumbashi this Thursday, December 31 for France”.
Pamphile Mihayo, 44, was head coach of the Ravens between August 2017 and March 2020. He played for TP Mazembe in the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup and captained them in the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup, where they reached the final losing 3–0 to Internazionale. In 2008, he had a trial with English Premier League side Arsenal FC.