Sports Minister Vincent Mwale says the private sector should help Government raise the 25 thousand United States dollars per month for paying an expatriate national football team coach.
Mwale says the treasury does not have the money to pay a foreign coach, adding that if financial help will not come forward from the private sector then FAZ will have to do with the available local Coaches.
The Minister says engaging foreign coaches is proving to be expensive hence the need to empower local coaches.
Mwale has since called for more investment in training of Coaches in all sports disciplines if Zambian Athletes are to compete favourably at international level.
He was speaking when he officially opened the first ever regional conference on the establishment of Coaches Council at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka.
Meanwhile, Mwale says the Zambian Government is determined to see that all sports disciplines receive the same amount of financial and technical support.
And speaking earlier, African Union Sports Council head of Sport Machacha Shepande called on Africa countries to begin investing in the development of their own local Coaches.
The regional conference on the establishment of Coaches Council has been sponsored by International Olympics Committee, African Union Sports Council Region 5 and the National Olympic Committees of Swaziland, South Africa and Zambia.