Gordon Igesund
Gordon Igesund

The Football Association of Zambia has appointed South African Gordon Igesund as the new Chipolopolo Coach.

Highly placed sources at Football House and within the football fraternity have confirmed Igesund’s appointment.

But FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe refused to confirm or deny the development.

Liwewe however confirmed that an expatriate coach had been appointed and that he would only announce the name once personal terms and conditions had been concluded.

Igesund was among three coaches that the FAZ interviewed last week.

Born in 1956, Igesund played as a striker in his career before taking up the coaching role.
As coach, he won four PSL trophies with four different clubs and also bagged the BP Top Eight cup with Orlando Pirates and the SAA Super Eight with Sundowns in 2007.

Igesund’s Profile

Name in home country: Gordon George Igesund
Date of birth: Jul 26, 1956
Place of birth: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Age: 60
Nationality:  South Africa
Term as coach:1,71 Years
Points per match as manager:1,47
Success rate as coach:39,5 % Wins, 28,1 % Draw, 32,4 % Losses
Trainer licence: UEFA A licence
Preferred formation:4-4-2 double 6

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30 COMMENTS

    • Ba LT kwene imwe. What do you mean by “1,71 years’, “39,5 %”, extra. You mean to tell me you don’t know the difference between a “,” and a “.” and how they are supposed to be applied with numbers?

      Don’t tell me you have no “.” on your keyboards. This just laziness of the highest order, it is not even funny!

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    • If George Lwandamina goes to coach Bafana Bafana, does he become as expatriate or just a Zambian coach?
      Nothing will be interesting as long as that Kamanga remains as a FAZ president, Zambia is an embarrassment.

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    • Only a white coach will bring success. This seems to be the policy. THIS IS PATHETIC.
      When a Zambian coach is engaged the conditions are poor and he is supposed to deliver.
      SUCCESS COMES FROM TALENTED AND DISCIPLINED PLAYERS SCORING GOALS.
      So let’s identify the necessary players.

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  1. One of the reasons Zambia was ranked highly in recent years was due to Kalusha’s corrupt relationships in CAF and FIFA. That went a long way in advantageous seeding. Referees were also a bit lineant in officiating our matches. Therefore without Kalusha’s influence we will always be playing at a disadvantage. There is a lot of corruption in soccer and it is not as straightforward as you think. Zambia should think differently in how they build teams. We need SIZE and SPEAD to compete with North African teams. Therefore I think a couch should consider selecting the half the team based on these two before considering SKILL and other things. I think there has been an improvement in CONFIDENCE and this needs to continue. I will end here for now.

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    • I disagree with you there, ranking is based on a simply formula – organise friendlies with highly ranked teams beat them and you move up; if you perform well in major tournaments you collect more points.

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    • Consider laying bricks for now, you absolutely know nothing about rankings. There’s a formula used to rank teams, the more you play friendly games , competitive games & win you are likely to go up. Why do you think Ivory Coast was the no. 1 team even though they were Africa champions years back that’s before wining the recent one? I’m sure your will be Mamadou Gaye had a corrupt relation with CAF………

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  2. Zambia needs a Full Time coach not a part timer…FAZ was run like a briefcase outfit by the Galu, time to bring in proper professionals!!

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  3. What this means is that more Zambian Players will now be bought and acquired to play in South African teams.Read the game naimwe bafikala-noti kusabaila chabe.This will benefit Zambia ten times more…..Our players will get the ultimate exposure they need.SA is a stepping stone to play overseas.You cant come from Zesco to play for Chelsea.But you can come from Pirates or Kaizer to Man U.SA teams are internationally recognised and more funded.It ll expose our players alot.And overally,this will put our enemity with SA to rest and SA will now start respecting Zambia more than ever thru sport.Mark my words.Its about brotherhood,and you Zambians need them more than they need you,cos u import everything including toothpicks.

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    • Why do you need a “stepping stone”? I don’t see any DRC players in SA but our neighbours have hoards of players in France Belgium Portugal etc. Nigerian players are all over Europe

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    • You can’t say it will benefit Zambia. Look at how Zambian players are being treated right now in South Africa. I remember one time watching a game Orlando Pirates Vs Kaizer Chiefs two Zambian players were in Kaizer chiefs I can’t remember well but Mbesuma and another player……Selfish South Africans could not pass the ball to Mbesuma or the other player because they want to appear better than Zambians. The coach had little to do in that much but I though to myself; why buy the players if they will not work well with your ego players. This is the situation with most players-Mweene, Mukuka Mulenga, Mwape Bonwell, Hichani Himonde and the list goes on. All these players are have been sidelined broad day light-we are seeing what is happening!!!We need a coach who can bake players for…

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  4. Faz really you have failed Zambian soccer lovers, south African league is not competitive and this guy failed Bafana Bafafa.

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  5. Yaba Ba Ponga, it seems you got yourself a deal here. These are the people you used to mingle with while in South Africa. Like it or not there are kick-backs involved. Can you tell the football family what Igesund has achieved in his career? Why have you not at least gone for a former West African coach so we can improve or game against them? I will soon be vindicated. Lets look beyond color because even black west african coaches can do better. Our own have failed us lamentably due to corruption in player selection process, yet we are still making mistakes. I only hope this LT report is a rumor. I rest my case!

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  6. Please Zambians we need to rid ourselves of the servant, slave, mentality to White people. This South African is here now because he is white…don’t bit about the bush. I bet you anything, including my ignorance, that this guy would never be contracted by ‘us’ had been as experience and qualified if he were black. The only thing going for him is that his decisions we be readily accepted at ‘face’ value. It makes me mad to see how we perpetuate reverse racism in Zambia and many places in Africa. Trust me I know what I am talking about. White people who like to be treated like loyalty love to come to Zambia, because we are the best at this. Everyone. I have seen how police treat white drivers versus indigenous black Zambians. I have seen how farm workers worship their commercial…

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  7. farmer masters, especially those cruel ex-zim farmers. In relation to this, think of how retail shop workers and their master-slave owners —ba Seesa, the Indians. The list goes on. You know it.

    Gordon Igesund may have a rich resume, but please think sincerely, deep down you will find that we do have work to do with racial profiling in our country. I am very fine with such decisions provided we pave an even field for all. I know I have made some unqualified claims here but I hope someone will see my frustration. And, I know this is not the most coherent post but for now it serves the purpose. I really hope this new coach will be paid the pay that would be paid to coaches Mungwa or Chitula had they taken up the same assignment.
    Viva true freedom. Ponga over to you as your respected…

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  8. @ Mabala Noise : you are such an empty tin.Ofcourse its normal to come from Congo straight to France and Belgian.But ask yourself a question can you come from Zambia straight to England-if yes,then in what way?Using what mode of transport?And how much luggage will u be carrying in your hong kong handbag?

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    • You fackkong son of a gun have no brains. And that’s why Zambians are where they are ie: nowhere. So you think the way to UK is through Johannesburg? What kind of myopism is this? This pea brained thinking is what makes danderheads like you easily manipulable. Did kalusha, Charles musonda, Joel bwalya, Johnson bwalya, efford chabala Timothy Mwitwa, Ashios Melu Fred Mwila Emment Kapengwe pass through South africa on their way to succesful european and american careers? What kind of arseholed thinking makes you ask such fooliish questions? What school did you go to to get such shjit questions. Ati from ZAMBIA straight to the UK!
      And What did Collins mbesuma and a few others do in europe after passing through the south african league? Nothing.

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    • You fackkeeng son of a gun have no brains. And that’s why Zambians are where they are ie: nowhere. So you think the way to UK is through Johannesburg? What kind of myopism is this? This pea brained thinking is what makes danderheads like you easily manipulable

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    • Did kalusha, Charles musonda, Joel bwalya, Johnson bwalya, efford chabala Timothy Mwitwa, Ashios Melu Fred Mwila Emment Kapengwe pass through South africa on their way to succesful European and American careers? What kind of arseholed thinking makes you ask such fooliish questions? What school did you go to to get such shjit questions. Ati from ZAMBIA straight to the UK! Ubupuba bumbi!

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    • Did kalusha, Charles musonda, Joel bwalya, Johnson bwalya, efford chabala Timothy Mwitwa, Ashios Melu Fred Mwila Emment Kapengwe pass through South africa on their way to succesful European and American careers? What kind of arseholed thinking makes you ask such fooliish questions?

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  9. May the souls of the departed coaches mentioned above rest well: I am talking about the late Godfrey Chitalu and the late George Mungwa. If we have similar local talent in our country now, then the main reason we have coach Igesund is racially inclined.
    Done now! but I do have time for reasoned responses — I am all about constructive criticism, which does not mean it can’t be negative.
    Cheers

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  10. There you go!!!!!! another chipante pante policy at FAZ…….is it that Gvt and FAZ got no enough funds to someone better than this failure you have given us??????? Who is better between G. C Lwandamina and this Gordon????? Work done Zero!!!!!!!!!! You were better off brought back Dario Bonnet whom we know is better than Gordon……

    I foresee Zambian football going from fair to worst because of this chipantepante way of leadership……. At mwana akalila bonzo, mupase……that is FAZ you wanted to lead…..barely less than a year your weakness are exposed….age cheating………failing to qualify for AFCON and now engaging a failure to take care of our beloved football team…………………

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  11. And what football is in South Africa to male us look for a failed national coach from there?

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  12. Kamanga now you’re finished why cant you bring back Dario Bonnet? You’re busy running like head less chicken failing to coordinate interviews with qualified coaches now you’re bringing finished igsund drill chipolopolo. Shame on you FAZ

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  13. I cant understand this, because dario bonnet refused to give kick back they side line him. West Africa they’re playing good football not south africa.

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  14. please ba faz do not give him a list of yo foolish playe

    rs let him make his own list by watching the players

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