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Zambia FA Bent On Foreign Coach

Posted: Jul 13, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chibuike Chukwu

Lagos – The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) will hire a foreign coach for the Chipolopolo ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Chipolopolo have been without a substantive coach since October, 2013 when Herve Renard, resigned his appointment to take up Ligue 1 side FC Sochaux.
Failure to qualify for the Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and with the Russia 2018 World Cup finals to begin, FAZ has set the recruitment of an expatriate coach top priority.
Ponga Liwewe, FAZ secretary general, confirmed in an interview that many expatriate coaches have applied for the Chipolopolo job.
“We are going for a foreign coach for Chipoopolo because we don’t have to take any chance for the (World Cup) qualifiers,” he said.
“Before our first match against Nigeria, we would have secured the services of a good foreign coach so that we will start on a good footing, knowing that Nigeria is equally shopping for one.”
The FAZ scribe, however, said that the football house was still hoping for the government to make funds available for the salaries of whoever eventually emerges as the coach.
However, Independent gathered that Frenchman Phillipe Trousier, former Nigerian coach, is highly favoured to get the Zambian football top job, as he had earlier held talks with Andrew Kamanga, FAZ president based on his wide coaching experience on the continent.