Ex-Chipolopolo defender Hilary Makasa believes South African coach Gordon Igesund is suitable for the vacant Zambia job.
Igesund, who coached Makasa at defunct South African club Manning Rangers in 1998, is the favourite to become the next Chipolopolo coach.
Other coaches short-listed for the post include former Ghana tactician Goran Stevanovic‚ Frenchman Sebastein Desabre and Swiss national Raoul Savoy.
“He is a very good coach. He coached me at Manning Rangers before I joined Ajax Cape Town,” Makasa said.
“He is the best man for the Chipolopolo job. He can do the job,” the Roan United coach said.
Igesund is one of the most successful coaches in South Africa after winning four league titles with four different sides‚ including unfashionable Manning Rangers and Santos.
He also lifted the league trophy with Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.
The former winger finished runner-up in the league as well with Ajax Cape Town and Moroka Swallows‚ after which he was appointed Bafana coach in 2012 after several near-misses in the past.
As Bafana Bafana coach, Igesund guided South Africa to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Africa Cup where they lost on post-match penalties to Mali.