IS IT FAIR FOR CHIYANGI TO BE SIDELINED FOR CHAN TOURNAMENT? …..Chiyangi qualified Zambia & won COSAFA Cup in 2019
Two years ago the Football Association of Zambia, FAZ hired Belgian coach Sven Vandenbroeck as Chipolopolo coach.
His mandate was to qualify the Chipolopolo boys to the CAF 2019 African Cup of Nations but failed to achieve that as Zambia misssed two consecutive AFCONs.
Vandenbroeck’s contract wasn’t renewed and a local coach took over.
Aggrey Chiyangi guided Zambia to the 2019 Cosafa triumph and qualified the team to the CHAN tournament in Cameroon this year.
He became the third local coach to qualify the team to the CHAN tournament.
While George Lwandamina and Wedson Nyirenda had the chance to take their teams to the quarters finals in 2016 and 2018 respectively, Chiyangi will be watching the games in April from his TV room in Choma.
Instead, newly appointed Micho will take charge of the team in Cameroon as the locally assembled Copper Bullets gun for the title.
Micho will be assisted by Osward Mutapa and two assistant coaches from Serbia including a goalkeeping coach.
While Chiyangi might have a case with regards to CHAN, it must be highlighted that the 1994 AFCON Silver medalist was in charge of the games against Zimbabwe and Algeria in the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier.
In the last three to four years, Chiyangi has elevated Green Eagles to continental football.
He was penalty shoot out away from winning the league last year.
He has also coached Power Dynamos and Zanaco.
As a player he is a Power Dynamos and Zambian legend.
He played the whole 90 minutes at Tunisia 1994 African Cup of Nations final between Zambia and Nigeria
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