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Vacant Chipolopolo top job advertised

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has announced that they have started receiving applications for the vacant Chipolopolo Boys top job. 

The National Team head coach job was left vacant following the departure of Croatian gaffer Aljosa Asanovic last month

According to the advert posted on the FA’s Facebook page, the applicants should be holders of the UEFA Pro license though the Association has encouraged local coaches with National Team experience to apply. 


The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is the governing body of football. Futsal and beach soccer in Zambia. It is a legal entity registered under the National Sports Council Act Chapter of the Laws of Zambia. Founded in 1929, it is affiliated to Federation International de Football Association (FIFA), Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA).

The Association seeks to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced person to fill the position of :NATIONAL TEAM HEAD COACH.


The role represents a key position in the Zambia National Team set up in the cycle 2019-2022. The coach will be the Head Coach for the senior men national team and oversee the developmental sides U23, U20 and U17 for both men and women.

With his technical team, he will lead the program and preparations of the teams for the 2024 Africa Cup qualifiers and the 2026 World Cup.


  • Extensive international football knowledge and experience at senior and national team level (Africa and Europe)
  • Must have very good understanding of Zambia national team playing philosophy and playing principles to create a competitive and successful team
  • Must own good educational skills and a clear coaching methodology
  • Must have a good understanding of the role  of sport science  in preparing players at international level
  • Must have a good personality and people management skills to inspire excellence individually and as a team
  • A motivator and a mentor
  • Must be a good communicator and respect and authority
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Must have physical stamina 
  • Ability to improve mental strength of the players
  • Experience having worked as a coach for an African national team will be an added advantage

Job skills and Qualifications:

  • UEFA Pro License. However, local coaches with national team experience are encouraged to apply 
  • At least 10 years’ International football experience at adolescent and senior level
  • Practical knowledge of African football 
  • Knowledge of English language (verbal and written) is a minimum requirement
  • Educational background (Bachelor or Masters in Sports) is an added advantage.
  • Digital tools’ skills
  • Match Analysis skills
  • Presentation skills 
  • Local coaches with national team experience are encouraged to apply 

Qualifying candidates should deliver their applications, Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of certificates and identity cade before 5th November 2022 to;

The General Secretary

Football Association of Zambia

Football House

Alick Nkhata Road

P.O Box 34751

Lusaka, Zambia

[email protected];[email protected]

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  1. Moses Sichone must remain an assistant. No local coach MUST be engaged as senior coach because it has proven to be a failed project.

  2. Yes maintain sichone as assistant for continuity purpose. Local coaches are not capable to do the job. They literally failed at club level…..

  3. The secret is to have vibrant local players.Zambia has always done well with majority of local players.Its always unpredictable to round up foreign based players. Herve Renard built a team with majority of locally based and South African based players. He used to set up camps in SA to make it easy for Majority of players to attend. We need local players who can compete with foreign based.

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