Herve Renard failed to return home with the team on Thursday night from Nigeria.
Zambia lost 2-0 away to Nigeria in a friendly on Monday that was played in Kaduna.
However, a senior Faz official said Renard is in South Africa checking out Zambia’s training facilities where they will be camped from December until January ahead of the 2012 Africa Cup tournament to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea from January 21 to February 12.
“He has gone to Pretoria to check on the facilities at the High performance center Zambia we will setup camp,” the Faz official said.
Only Renard’s assistant Patrice Beaumelle was in the traveling party back to Zambia.
Meanwhile over a dozen local players and the TP Mazembe contingent of goalkeeper Kalililo Kakonje plus midfielders Stophilla Sunzu and Rainford Kalaba and striker Given Singuluma landed at KK International airport on Thursday at 20:30 on South Africa Airways from Nigeria.