The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has appointed Belgian Sven Vandenbroek as the new Coach of the Zambia National Football Team.
In a press statement issued to ZANIS Sports in Lusaka today, FAZ Acting Secretary General Adrian Kashala said the local football governing body had settled for a trainer with a good record and experience in African football.
“We have confidence that he should be able to deliver to the expectations of FAZ, the team and people of Zambia because Sven’s record and experience in Africa is very good. He is an AFCON winner with Cameroon, ambitious, young, well qualified, eager for the huge and exciting challenge that the Chipolopolo job provides and his passion and commitment to bring success to the Zambia national team is not in doubt,” said Kashala.
Vandenbroek will be unveiled on Tuesday 10th July 2018 after meeting the Minster of Sports Moses Mawere on Monday.
The new coach is expected to immediately get down to work and meet all 20 Super Division coaches to get insight on the state of the league and commence his players’ selection.
FAZ said Vandenbroek will attend training sessions of various Super Division clubs and watch league games as well as the Zambia Under-20 qualifier against Burundi.
The Belgian trainer’s immediate mandate is to qualify the Chipolopolo to the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations final tournament.
“We have a fantastic pool of young and experienced players. Sven has enough time between now and our next qualifier to mould a team that will qualify and compete for honours in Cameroon and set the tone for our dream of a World Cup place in Qatar 2022.
Kashala urged all stakeholders and supporters of Zambian football to work together and support the coach and the boys to reach greater heights.