Ex-KK 11 striker and 1974 Africa Cup star Simon Kaodi Kaushi believes it is too early to judge the performance of interim Chipolopolo George Lwandamina in the five games he has been in-charge of the national team.
In his second stint as acting Zambia coach, Lwandamina has recorded two wins, two draws and a loss in all competition.
The five games includes two 2017 Africa Cup qualifiers in which Zambia drew with Guinea Bissau at home prior to beating Kenya, two CHAN qualifiers against Namibia and a friendly match against Gabon.
In an interview in Kitwe, Kaushi, a 1974 Africa Cup silver-medallist, said it would be unfair to rate Lwandamina after just five games in charge.
“Let George and Fighton Simukonda work. They need more games before people start talking about how they have performed,” he said.
“I can only urge the national team coaches to work hard and make a name for themselves,” Kaushi said.
The ex-Kitwe United and Mufulira Blackpool forward said he was glad that a local coach was in charge of Chipolopolo.
“This is what we have always wanted. Let’s support our local coaches,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Government is currently scouting for funds to bankroll the salary of an expatriate coach FAZ intends to hire.
The national team has never had a permanent coach since the departure of Herve Renard late in 2013.