THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) will not offer national team coach Honour Janza a contract.
FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya said during yesterday’s annual general meeting at Mulungushi Rock of Authority in Kabwe that the association has decided to engage a foreign coach who will fit the profile of the national team.
Janza, who replaced Frenchman Patrice Beaumelle last August, qualified the Chipolopolo for the 2015 Equatorial Guinea Africa Cup of Nations, where the 2012 champions were booted out in the group stage.
Kalusha was responding to a question from Zambia Football Coaches Association president Patrick Kangwa, who wanted to know whether FAZ would offer Janza a contract.
“The FAZ executive committee sat and evaluated the performance of the technical bench and the decision was made to find a foreign coach who will fit the national team profile. Janza still needs more training. We should not be blind that we put a local coach just for the sake of it,” Kalusha said.
He said FAZ wants Janza to concentrate on his job as technical director.
And FAZ general secretary George Kasengele said there is need to assist four local coaches to obtain UEFA A coaching licence qualifications.
“Everyone that applies for the national team coaching job has a UEFA pro- coaching licence. This is so because the Zambia national team coaching job is one of the most sought after on the continent.
‘We have had applications from world-class coaches like Sven Goran Ericksson just to mention a few,” Kasengele said.