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Sven: I suggested we part ways

Zambian National team coach has come out and said it was actually his idea to not renew his contract with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ).

In a press release addressed to the media,fans and stakeholders and made available to the ZamFoot crew the Belgian revealed that he initiated the idea in a message to the FA President Andrew Kamanga on 14th February.

“Ten days before the press release of the federation (that they will not renew my contract) I already communicated clearly to the president that it would be better to not continue and extend the contract. In fact, on 14th February ’19, i had written the president a message.”

Vandenbroeck went on to say that he felt that the Association and him we’re pulling in different directions as far as as the future of the national team was concerned.

“I’m a young coach, full of ambition that wants to work in an environment
that allows progress. After proposing many projects and trying to set up structures, i came to the conclusion that our ambitions were not running parallel. Bit by bit, it felt like my arms and legs were cut off to do my job as i should be.”

Here is the full Press release Head Coach Sven Vandenbroeck

Dear Fans, Dear Media, Dear stakeholders, Ten days before the press release of the federation (that they will not renew my contract) I already communicated clearly to the president that it would be better to not continue and extend the contract. In fact, on 14th February ’19, i had written the president a message.

On 18th February 2019, we had a formal meeting to deal with my issues, after the president came back from his duties abroad. In this meeting we discussed to behave as adults and we all agreed to fulfill both sides contractual obligations untill the end of the contract on 31/03/2019, but not continuing beyond. I’m dissappointed with the wrong perception created by FAZ to the outside world.

I’m a young coach, full of ambition that wants to work in an environment
that allows progress. After proposing many projects and trying to set up structures, i came to the conclusion that our ambitions were not running parallel. Bit by bit, it felt like my arms and legs were cut off to do my job as i should be.

I wanna distance myself from many rumours on the net and social media.
I was certainely not in South-Africa last week, and i did not say that Zambia will never win a trophy again. I’m convinced that this country has a lot of potential. It’s just a matter of good management, organisation and maximazing that potential.

I thank the gouverment and FAZ for the great opportunity they gave me.
There were moments that i was hard on some people to become what i thought was necessary to deliver. I apologize publicly to them.

My dear friends of the media, thanks for your patience. I understand that we sometimes have conflicting interests, but i spoke whenever i could.

It was a pleasure to work with every player i called up (playing abroad or local). The workethic and motivation was always good. I’m sure that in our last game together, we will do everything to win.

I feel myself 100% ready for my last 4 weeks in probably difficult circumstances. I don’t fear the responsibility to guide the team to the best level possible. My ambition is to leave Zambia with a positive result against Namibia on 23th March 2019.

Kind regards, National team coach Vandenbroeck Sven

 






One Comment to Sven: I suggested we part ways

  1. Anonymous says:

    Kamanga is a faliar he must just resign. He has failed the nation two years in a row no afcon at we are going back to the drawing board for how long waiting tax payer s money.

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