Thursday, June 13, 2024

Mexican analyst Fentanes attached to U17 Squad

Mexican football technical analyst Segio Fentanes is again back with the Chipolopolo this time with the Niger bound U17 team.

Fentanes who was last month engaged as technical assistant to senior Chipolopolo coach Honour Janza will this time work with U17 coach Chris Kaunda at the 2015 junior Africa Cup of Nations the Football Association of Zambia has announced.

“Fentanes brings on board vast technical experience in statistical analysis of the game and opponents’ strength.”

“During his stint with the junior Chipolopolo, Fentanase will be assisting with training and post-match analysis,” a statement from FAZ stated.

Fentanes is already in the country and will leave with the team on Thursday.

This is the third time the 43 year old Mexican is working with the Chipolopolo after he featured on the technical bench at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations as assistant to Kalusha Bwalya.

Kaunda’s lads play Guinea on Sunday 15th February at 1900hrs.

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  1. This is the beginning of a new zambia. I am confident zambia will do well at afcon 2017 and possibly russia 2018 given the talent we have. Don’t forget we are hosting the u-20 afcon in 2017

  2. Is he 43yrs though? Hmn! Or he feels 43. Okay for the young boys I think thats the team I can bet my neck on the block with which will redeem our disgraceful stint we had at Senior AFCON, its Russia here we come. No wonder Israel based players in our Chipolopolo team are now being shunned at their clubs – What kind of coach even at club level will be proud of a player who comes back without a single win in the tournament. We were insulting Ghanaians yet they played far better than Ivory Coast, not to mention us (no need, save your solar panel energy).

  3. Whats this got to do with Ghana? Don’t bring that rubbish here. If you keep putting out feaces in your yard, don’t complain when the flies fill your house.

  4. Every time this man has been attached to our national teams we don’t go far. In short he brings failure despite his vast decorated experience…

  5. The under 17 team is one to watch this years. The team is full of quality players. The likes of prolific striker Patson Daka will take the AFCON under 17 by storm!

  6. There must be some openness in the way we contract some of these coaches. Mr Kalu please try to inculcate some form of open recruitment procedures instead of single sourcing all the time

  7. @ chindika popeye Nguni. We don’t go far each time this gentleman comes because he comes at the eleventh hour.No matter how good someone may be he or she needs enough time. otherwise he is welcome

  8. Faz has just exported failings to the U17. This man was there with Kalu in 2006 & in 2015 the Senior team did not go past group stages. What expertize does he poses when he has already failed on two occasions?

    The best was to leave Kaunda and his technical bench complete what they started without outside meddlers. This goes also to the U20, please hands off to these teams, Kalu your a big failure.

  9. DEFENDER Stophila Sunzu says his move to China is good for his career and he will return to Europe in due course. The towering Chipolopolo defender has left French lower division side Sochaux to sign a lucrative permanent contract with Shanghai Shenhua. However, some local analysts have criticised his move, saying he should have stayed in a more competitive European league because of his potential. In an interview, Sunzu said those that were criticising his move had no insight into how much Chinese football had improved. “It’s a very good move for me, a very good deal for me. I saw when I signed it. I will play the best football there and will be back in Europe in due time,” Sunzu said. “People can say that because they have not been there, they don’t know football in [China]. I am determined to work hard to leave a mark in this new environment. This is a good move for my career. I know it because I know how Chinese football has become now. It is very competitive football out there, and I will work hard to contribute to the development.” Sunzu joins compatriots James Chamanga and Jacob Mulenga in the Chinese league. – See more at:

  10. It was good to read in the Daily Nation today that Simataa a long time critic of FAZ agrees with this move. That is how it should be. Not criticizing everything for the sake of. He further urges the clubs involved in the continental games to take similar steps. Kudos Simataa.

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