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New Chipolopolo coach Vandenbroek starts work next week

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has officially confirmed the appointment of Belgian Sven Vandenbroek as new Zambia national team coach.

According to a statement released the media today, FAZ have stated that Sven will be unveiled on Tuesday next week after which he will immediately start the slection process of his Chipolopolo team.


Football House, 5 JULY 2018

The Football Association of Zambia is pleased to announce the appointment of Sven Vandenbroek as new Coach of the Zambia National Football Team. Vandenbroek will be unveiled to the media on Tuesday 10th July 2018 after his formal presentation to the Minster of Sports on Monday.

Following his presentation to the media, Vandenbroek will immediately get down to work and meet all 20 Super Division coaches from whom he should get insight on the state of the league and commence his players’ selection.

The whole week, he will attend training sessions of various Super Division clubs and watch league games as well as the Zambia Under-20 qualifier against Burundi.

A detailed programme of his presentation and unveiling will be made available to the media.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sven Vandenbroek as our national team coach. Sven was the top choice of those that were considered. We have confidence that he should be able to deliver to the expectations of FAZ, the team and people of Zambia because Sven’s record and experience in Africa is very good.

He is an AFCON winner with Cameroon, ambitious, young, well qualified, eager for the huge and exciting challenge that the Chipolopolo job provides and his passion and commitment to bring success to the Zambia national team is not in doubt,” Acting Secretary General Adrian Kashala said.

Sven’s immediate mandate is to qualify the Chipolopolo to the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations final tournament.

“We have a fantastic pool of young and experienced players. Sven has enough time between now and our next qualifier to mould a team that will qualify and compete for honours in Cameroon and set the tone for our dream of a World Cup place in 2022.

Our call is to every stakeholder and supporter of Zambian football to work together and support the coach and boys. Doing so will ensure that we achieve greater things together,” Kashala added.

For and on behalf of:
Adrian Kashala

5 Comments to New Chipolopolo coach Vandenbroek starts work next week

  1. dan says:

    But why pay a coach 10,000 USD when have zambian players who are getting more that that at their clubs.

  2. Slim says:

    @Dan…True true. However that has nothing to do with the remuneration of the new coach. Neymar gets more than the current Brazilian manager and his coaches. That cannot be a drawback! In any case, its a question of bargaining.

  3. Anonymous says:

    At times I feel like some folks just make comments just for the sack of it totally base less

  4. pundit says:

    foolish question !

  5. Anonymous says:

    Please why can’t you bring those old players eg Devi’s nkausu , Joseph musonda,colings mbesuma and hichane himonde rather than forcing those Young players eg fashion sakala parson daka enock mwepu and Alex ng’onga

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