Renard: Zambia has already shown they can host senior AFCON
Former Chipolopolo Boys coach Herve Renard has said that Zambia has shown the continent they can host Africa’s premier competition, the African Cup of Nations.
Speaking in an interview with ZamFoot Crew in Lusaka, the Frenchman who also holds a Zambian passport also said that he is proud of the Zambia Under-20’s performance after he watched them at a full to capacity Heroes Stadium.
“I am also Zambian and proud of them, of the fans,” he said
“The atmosphere was amazing for an under-20 competition. Zambia has already shown they can host the senior AFCON,” adds the legendary coach.
Asked if he will be in VIP stand when Zambia take on Senegal, Renard had two words
But the Frenchman who has been linked with vacant job of taking over Bafana Bafana won’t be in his legendary white shirt.
Zambia did bid to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations but lost out to Issa Hayatou’s Cameroon.
This is the first time the country has hosted any major continental age group tournament and the talking point across the globe has been how the 60, 000 capacity Heroes Stadium has been filled to capacity on match days involving the Junior Chipolopolo.
This has left many CAF officials including Hayatou impressed.
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