Ex-KK 11 striker Simon Kaodi Kaushi has advised FAZ to look for a coach who understands Zambian football as they search for a new Chipolopolo trainer.
FAZ has announced that it has short-listed five coaches for the position of national team coach.
The national team has never had a permanent coach since the departure of Herve Renard late in 2013.
In an interview in Kitwe, Kaushi, a 1974 Africa Cup star, said the nationality of a coach should not be a factor as FAZ hunts for a trainer.
“Let’s look for a quality coach who understands our game.The colour or race of a coach does not matter,” the ex-Kitwe United and Mufulira Blackpool forward said.
Kaushi said the coach to be engaged must be able to revive the dwindling performance of the national team.
“We want a coach who will help to improve the performance of our team. As you know we are not doing well these days such that we are even struggling to beat Namibia,” he said.
Kaushi added:”The next coach should be independent, choose players for himself and take responsibility.”
FAZ is expected to hire the new Chipolopolo coach before September.