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Kamanga: We shall hire a top notch coach money can afford

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says Football House shall hire a high quality coach for Chipolopolo.

The successful businessman was speaking at an MTN Bola Talk Show hosted by by his long time buddy Ponga Liwewe, the former FAZ General Secretary.

Kamanga is quoted by papers saying that FAZ shall supplement government’s $10, 000 through a bond to hire a top drawer coach for Chipolopolo.

Kamanga has meanwhile clarified that FAZ wanted to hire a foreign trainer when his executive took over on March 19, 2016.

“Prior to hiring Wedson (Nyirenda), we had conducted interviews and the best candidate asked for more than what government was offering. We were forced to make do with Wedson.”

“The same scenario when Wedson left, interviews were conducted and the best candidate asked for more than $10,000 which was on offer. Only Sven (Vandenbroeck) agreed to take the $10,000.”

“Suffice to say the $10, 000 contribution has been offered by government since 2008 when (Herve) Renard started his first journey with FAZ.

” (Dario) Bonetti’s salary was above $10,000 and subsidised by KCM (Konkola Copper Mines). Even Renard’s second coming was supported by FQM (First Quatum Minerals).

“Under the prevailing economic environment, it’s impossible to secure corporate sponsorship due to tight liquidity affecting all corporates,” he said.

The Enfin Solutions and North Western Energy Corporation proprietor said FAZ was now looking to the bond to bridge what is on offer from government and what a top quality trainer may demand.

“Going forward FAZ has looked at the bond to secure finance to fund the hire of a top quality trainer. I can assure the nation that we shall hire a quality trainer that money can afford,” Kamanga said.

KAMANGA said that the failure to qualify to two consecutive Africa Cups was as a result of failure to have structures to sustain Zambian football development after winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2012.

The FAZ boss said his executive had put emphasis on using right age players in junior national teams to provide a pool of players for the senior national team.

He cited 2016 when the Zambia Under-17 was suspended for age-cheating by COSAFA. Kamanga said FAZ reconstructed the team with right ages which won the COSAFA Under-17 championship for the first time.

“We graduated that team into the current Zambia Under-20 which reached the semi-finals of the COSAFA championship we hosted in Kitwe last year.”

“This youth set up has seen the Zambia Under-20 which won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017 and reached the quarter-finals of the Korea Under-20 World Cup for the first time promoted to the Zambia Under-23 which is now competing for a place at the Olympics. That is the team that beat Malawi recently,” Kamanga said.

Kamanga stated that Chipolopolo needed a new trainer like yesterday and FAZ was working to ensure that a coach was in place by the end of the month.

He stated that there are challenges ahead such as COSAFA and CHAN qualifiers which needed adequate preparations.

And Kamanga has disclosed that FAZ is considering an offer to host the senior COSAFA Challenge Cup.

“We are considering an offer from COSAFA to host the senior challenge. We shall inform the nation as soon we reach a position,” he said.






9 Comments to Kamanga: We shall hire a top notch coach money can afford

  1. Daniel says:

    Hope its not golden ingerson again

  2. GRAND says:

    zambia has never failed to qualify to afcon two 2 times in roll. its only under kamanga.
    he promised to bring coparate sponsorship under him faz has lost more sponsorship.
    he wants to atribute failure to qualify to lack of structures. shocking he wants to atribute sucess of U20 to him self forgeting that the U20 team were coming from structures which he found.In fact the same squad were a first U17 team to qualify for Afcon. So this team had just migrated from U17 to U20.
    kamanga just acept faulure’

  3. Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

    Give the job to Beston Chambeshi and pay him the 10,000 Dollars. Better Chambeshi than another Svend

    Chambeshi won AFCON Under20 and reached the 1/4 finals at under20 World cup. It will make sense it is him, as the players are the same who will be him. Let him be given the job. 4 year contract

  4. STUMPY says:

    @grand, you are right. this man is a disgrace to zambian football. let him concentrate on running his tuntembas

  5. STUMPY says:

    @justice. true

  6. Chris says:

    I strongly feel Kamanga is still fooling those that believe in him by trying to talk about the past like age cheating and how the same team he is praising of graduating into a formidable under 20, Chambeshi has proved to be a good Coach, please give him the job and stop emulating those who have been there before you. we are tired of your experiments, we need positive results from our National Football Team, we need to start smiling again.

  7. Andrew says:

    Fellow countrymen and women, let us be realistic hear;
    We have a great number of African nations that are doing so well with their local coaches. Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory coast Ghana are a few examples of teams that are doing so well with their local coaches. Similarly, the solutions to uplifting soccer standards in our Football loving nation don’t lie outside the Zambia, but within.
    Benston Chambeshi has proved to be a great candidate for the Faz coaching job. The man is serious and determined when ever he is tasked with responsibilities. Let Chambeshi be given a chance.

  8. Andrew says:

    Fellow countrymen and women, let us be realistic hear;
    We have a great number of African nations that are doing so well with their local coaches. Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory coast Ghana are a few examples of teams that are doing so well with their local coaches. Similarly, the solutions to uplifting soccer standards in our Football loving nation don’t lie outside the Zambia, but within.
    Benston Chambeshi has proved to be a great candidate for the Faz coaching job. The man is serious and determined when ever he is tasked with responsibilities. Let Chambeshi take that job!

  9. Hunter the man says:

    Beston Vhambeshi is fake just as Kamanga.

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