Kamanga: Lwandamina’s dual roles not sustained but no foreign coach for Chipolopolo
FOOTBALL Association of Zambia president Andrew Kamanga says the hiring a foreign coach is not going to happen anytime soon.
And Kamanga says coach George Lwandamina’s dual roles at Zesco United and Chipolopolo is not sustainable.
Meanwhile, Kamanga says there will be a lot of constitutional amendments to the current FAZ constitution to bring it in line with the new FIFA trends.
Speaking during a special sports programme on the United Church of Zambia (UCZ)’s United Voice Radio yesterday, Kamanga said FAZ was looking at options concerning Lwandamina’s stance with a definite position to be made “in due course”.
“So I don’t think the issue of a foreign coach is going to happen any time soon,” Kamanga said.
“We had a conversation with government around that but for now we will just leave it at that. As you know the current coach is from Zesco and they also have pressure because they are participating in the CAF Champions League, and they are doing very well.
They don’t need the divided attention of their coach. So these are some of the things that we’ll be looking at and apply our minds to it and find the best outcome for both the national team and Zesco.”
Kamanga said the association was still awaiting for funds to engage the national team coach.
Meanwhile, Kamanga said FAZ would have no choice but to make amendment to the constitution to suffice to new FIFA reforms. “We don’t have a choice but incorporate into our constitution the new reforms by FIFA. We just have to accept them.
I think we are talking of a three-term limit of four years [each] and a couple of other reforms in terms of governance, which we obviously have to adopt. So there will be a lot of amendments,” he said.
Asked on his personal relationship with former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya, Kamanga said Bwalya was free to contribute to the development of football in many areas.
He said Bwalya was still sitting on CAF and had a mandate to oversee Zambia as one of the countries on his areas of focus. “I have never met him since the AGM but I’m sure we will be meeting.
He still has a critical role to play in that regard,” said Kamanga.[The Post]
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