Coach Patrick Phiri has resigned as Green Buffaloes trainer to take up the role of Nambia National Team technical advisor.
The ex-Chipolopolo coach confirmed on Tuesday that he is leaving Buffaloes following the offer from the Namibian Football Association.
“The truth of the matter is that I have received an offer from the Namibian FA, who have offered me an appointment as Technical Advisor,” Phiri said.
“When the offer came through I talked to my employers here at the army and they were very supportive and have given me a go ahead. I could not say no because they told me they had head-hunted me and our two countries enjoy very good relations from time immemorial so if we can help it is an honour,” he said.
Phiri, who guided Zambia to the 1999 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Nigeria, has coached Nkana, Napsa Stars and Simba Sports Club of Tanzania.
He won the FAZ Super League title with Nkana in 2001 as head coach.