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.

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  1. Its not time they need, its some security of tenure. Why should they be called interim while you go ahead & say you are looking for money to pay someone else.
    Give them a performance contract, even a short one, say for a year, while you are looking for that money. Don’t just wait to fire them after they qualify the team to a tournament.

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  2. Ba mudala ba Kaodi I respect you very much but the time for Zambia giving people time is over. We are hungry for success. Even though we tragically lost a national team we should be heavyweights of african football. By now we should have bagged three or four afcon titles and quarter final at the world cup. But we are too patient. We tolerate failures too much. Look at teams like Real Madrid. They don’t waste time with underperforming coaches. That’s why they are succesful. Zambia needs a fantastic coach not experiments. Locsl ciaches have been terrible. We just saw Janza get fired who wants to employ him? Noone. One time a local coach had us eliminated by Benin.of all teams! BENIN! Since then have ever seen Benin at Afcon? Never that shows you how mediocre our coaches are. We need a…

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  3. We need a Mourinho super coach to take us to world cup because we have plenty of talent like that team in which you featured in 74 which had strikers competing on every position

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