Politics and Football in Zambia

Hot Gossip: Zeddy Saileti Released From Lumwana Radiants

Coach Zeddy Saileti

Hot gossip reports on social media is that Zeddy Saileti has been released as Head Coach. But John Munkonje and Gift Kampamba remains have remained. Zeddy Saileti is Head Coach for Lumwana Radiants.

In June l2017 Zeddy Saileti was relieved off duty as Nkana boss and in his stead Bestone Chambeshi took over. Zeddy had only been in that appointment as Head Coach barely six months into the season. But he soon found ground at Lumwana Radiants in Solwezi together with Gift Kapamba as the assistant.

Lumwana Radiants went on to finish 8th in 2017 with 56 points scoring 39 goals against 30. It was an upward feat for Zeddy Saileti since the previous season 2016 Lumwana had only come 13th with fewer points. They scored only 23 against 31 with 14 losses from 34 matches played.

It was the year that saw Mufulira Blackpool made history  been relegated recording no single win during the 2016 super league season.

At week 27 Zambia super league Lumwana are on a brink of relegation. Only Napsa Stars leg behind on 17th position with only two-wins point difference. During the week 27 fixture against Power Dynamos Zeddy’s men suffered terribly at Arthur Davies with a 3 to nothing scoreline.

Zeddy Saileti joins other 12 head coaches of the super division who have changed clubs just 8 months into the season.


Head Coach Zeddy Saileti

Nkana head coach Zeddy Saileti
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Past Teams
Lumwana Radiants, Nkana, Zambia
January 16, 1969

Coach Zeddy Saileti is a former international Zambian football striker and presently football coach. In January 2017 Zeddy got into the position of Head Coach for the 12 times league champions Nkana football club.

But six months barely into the season Zeddy moved on. The politics at ichilata were in favor of bringing in Beston Chambeshi.

Soon Coach Zeddy Saileti found himself in North Western province at Lumwana Radiants playing for their third year in the Zambia super division.

As a good goal scorer, he formed part of the squad that reached the final of the 1994 African Nations Cup.

Coach Zeddy Saileti was born on  January 16, 1969 in Luanshya, Copperbelt. His father was a mine worker and mother was a homeschool teacher.  Zeddy’s sibling Derek Saileti is also a football player.



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