EXCLUSIVE: Ingwe could take longer to name a new coach after the club discovered anomalies after scrutinizing CV of the Portuguese tactician
By David Kwalimwa
AFC Leopards have requested Portuguese Football Association (PFA) to furnish the club with relevant information regarding the education level and experience of newly appointed coach Vitor Salvado.
Salvado who recently beat off stiff competition from a host of other tacticians to be appointed the club coach, is expected in the country later this week to kick start the club's preparations ahead of the 2013 season.
However, the club have discovered an anomaly in his papers after scrutinizing the CV. It has now been discovered that the tactician is not the manager of Portuguese Super Liga side Benfica's reserve team, but a third division side with a similar name.
An official who exclusively spoke to Goal.com on condition of anonymity revealed the details. "One reason why we settled on (Salvado) was his experience at Benfica and that he has a Uefa Pro license."
"But on further scrutiny we only see a Uefa B diploma and the club is not the one we took it to be. If we had this information at time of decision making, we could certainly have settled on another candidate who had comparatively better experience. Anyway, I've asked him to clarify these issues so that we can move forward."
Goal.com also established that the club is now particularly concerned with the tactician managerial experience, as the coach has yet to handle any side on the African continent, other than the various coaching clinics.
"His proposal was the best amongst those we received. But we have asked the Portuguese FA to tell us which other clubs he (Salvado) has handled and how he performed."
"He is still the coach, but in case this information delays, we will be forced to convene a Special General Meeting (SGM) to chart the way forward."
Salvado was hired by Ingwe to replace Dutchman Jan Koops who was dismissed following what the administration termed 'below par performances' after the end of the 2012 campaign.