The Football Association of Zambia has announced the appointment of British based Coach Irfan Kawri as Assistant Coach of the Zambia national team.
In a statement, FAZ says the appointment is with immediate effect.
George Lwandamina remains Head Trainer and the rest of the Chipolopolo technical bench remains unchanged until further notice.
Kawri will soon join the squad in preparing the team for the Rwanda CHAN 2016 Final Tournament.
Irfan Kawri holds a British passport and in the late 1990s was called up to the Zambian National team due to him having a Zambian mother of Asian descent.
He never made a debut but trained with the team.
Irfan was at one time a Wigan Athletics scout and also studied Physical Education before becoming a P.E teacher.
The 35 year old has worked his way from non-league to league football in England.
Having failed to make a cut as a professional footballer, Kawri earned a Sports Science degree before attaining his football coaching badges.
He has coached in the lower tiers of English football but his breakthrough was at Wigan Athletic where he worked as an opposition scout.
In addition, he has completed a UEFA A licence preparatory course as well as analysing opposition for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Burton Albion, a league one English side.
He was also part of Hasselbaink’s backroom staff at Burton Albion.