Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda
Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda is set to be in the dock at Football House to review his two-year reign.

After 26 games in charge since his appointment in September 2016 in which his has collected 11 wins, eight draws and seven defeats, Nyirenda has come under-fire after failing to win a four-nation friendly tournament that Zambia hosted from March 21-24 in Ndola that they lost 2-0 in the final to South Africa.

The tournament came in the wake of Zambia’s quarterfinal exit at 2018 CHAN in January in Morocco where the team fell short of the final placing target.

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga told Muvi TV’s The Assignment Show on Sunday that Nyirenda’s report card so far read 50-50.

“We are done with rebuilding this tournament was an opportunity for him to fine tune the best team that he can come up with,” Kamanga told Muvi TV.

“Of course questions have been raised from what we saw in the two games; the first one against Zimbabwe and then against South Africa.

“This is why now it has become a matter which is extremely urgent which we have to address. We are calling a technical meeting this week and we want to evaluate him straight out of the tournament.

“We do not want to evaluate him after months have passed. It is something which is fresh and we want to face it head on and deal with it.”

Some highlights of Nyirenda’s reign saw Zambia reach their first COSAFA Cup final last year where they lost 3-1 to Zimbabwe since winning it in 2013 and also recorded an unprecedented home and away competitive win over Algeria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and subsequently finished second in Group B.

Nyirenda also guided Zambia to only its third CHAN qualification after they missed successive tournaments in 2011 and 2014 following a bronze in 2009 and a quarterfinal exit in 2016.

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    • Kamanga can not pay an international coach so he will stick with wada. The problem infact is with kamanga not wada. 11 wins 8 draws and 7 losses is good for any coach for us who follow football.Kamanga is not a good football administrator

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  1. Alo..ge outta my office..idochi….we have alot of things to worry about….just leave him alone to talk to his boyz

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    • Just get back Herve Renard. The players love him, soccer fans love him, he knows the job and he loves this country and it’s people, perfect.. Period!

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  2. Fire the dic before we started losing 5-0 to Countries like Malawi at home. He has won less that 50% of the games he has been in charge. What more do you need to prove he is a failed project?

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  3. FOR ME THE COACH IS JUST OK. I AM JUST WORRIED WITH THE SELECTION OF PLAYERS. AM APPEALING FOR FAZ TO ORGANIZE GAME THAT WILL BE PLAYED BY THE TEAM SELECTED BY THE SOCCER FANS AND THE TEAM SELECTED BY THE COACH.
    SOCCER FANS TEAM:
    1. KENNEDY MWEENE
    2. EMMANUEL MBOLA
    3. KABASO CHOONGO
    4. DANASHANO MALAMA
    5. STOPILA SUNZU
    6. NATHAN SINKALA/ EMMANUEL BANDA
    7. AUGUSTINE MULENGA
    8. ENOCK MWEPU
    9. EVANS KANGWA
    10. JUSTIN SHONGA / PATSON DAKA
    11. RAINFORD KALABA / ERNEST MBEWE

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  4. Mr Kamanga and fans have to be smart! What do u really want? A star/s to build a team on for 6years. Well i gat your answer.. persued Charles Musonda Sr to be the Manager with full authority and he will bring;
    1. Lost glorly days
    2. World cup 2022 apperance
    3. Afcon final 2019
    4. His family will support him.. his sons will all play for him unless u just do not get it.
    5.He will select players that he watches play not names.
    6. Other non “zambians” but zambians by parents will play for him.
    7. He is more professional than your whites guys u think!

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  5. HE HAS OUTLIVED HIS USEFFULENESS PLEASE BRING SAMUEL ETO THE MAN APPLIED FOR FAZ JOB LAST YR AND NEVER CALLED HIM FOR INTERVIEWS

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  6. For me he is fine. Zambian are *****s , if any coache can record, 11 wins 7 loses, the first one in 20 years to have come close to qualifying us for world cup.
    What more do u need?
    Zambian soccer fans as well as FAZ, are too foolish such that even pep guadiora can be chased after loosing just one game regardless of the wins.
    Grow up guys, this is football, u can never run unchallenged. No wonder corruption eats u alive becoz u love fast results and shortcuts.
    Another aspect is that you give away jobs and money to foreigners just becoz there are foreigners even though they are doing even worse that an indigenous man. And in the end you complain that white pipo steal our wealth when in fact its u who deliver it freely to them.
    Why can’t we empower our own country men, or are we…

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    • This is real wisdom…any well meaning Zambian would adore such reminders. *****s(weak minded people) would not see sense in this…let’s empower our own men and see the true definition of Independence….

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  7. Naimwe Nyirenda is not a coach. He depends on luck. He’s the worst Zambian coach since the late George Mungwa

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  8. Try me, I can do the job to perfection. Will make sure that Zambia qualifies to the world cup 2022. And win the world cup. So FAZ if you are seriously looking for a coach who can deliver, pick me!

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  9. These Zambian local coaches they look on tribes instead on talents.let’s the FAZ call someone who doesn’t know who fashion is,who nsabata is…him will look on the talent of a player.
    Can sure national team be only for two provinces, Lusaka and copperbelt..? Let’s use everyone in who have talent of playing football.
    Ba FAZ please don’t appoint another local coach. Bcoz every local appointed coach will come with his own team.if that team get confused he will also confused like bena wada.

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  10. I believe wedson has failed. Personal differences with senior players is costing the entire 17 million plus Zambians . No excuse. Andrew Kamanga should show that we need a positive service oriented and mature coach. Future advise to FAZ don’t make the head coach be in charge of all teams. Let a local coach be in charge of the Chan team so that we can have different coaches at all levels so as to widen chances of exposure from different coaches as that minimizes the tendency of coaches finishing players at the expense of our beloved Zambia. God Bless Zambia.

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  11. Try me I’m a good cochi I can do the job . What I want to give me chance select the players to be United Zambia bola nipanchi

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  12. My Take is that Nyerenda has failed in all spheres of the game and has been performing better because of the coming in of the Former under 20 Coach , Beston Chambeshi. before the inclusion of Chambeshi to the Technical Bench, the team performed Badly. Therefore i would suggest that FAZ gives Beston Chambeshi to stir the Team to Glory, He has done it Before.

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  13. We said before and we shall continue saying that there is honour in defeat and move on. Until we accept that we have no coach, noise making shall be the order of the day. We are using Chinese to construct our roads because Zambian contractors are a sham. Zamtel failed us in mobile services until the coming in of Celtel, MTN, and those to come. Even now Zamtel is as problematic as yesterday. but when Lap-green grabbed it for two days, we witnessed the change. Accept failure and move on to rectify it period. There is no local coach capable of bringing wonders in this country. yes you will be celebrating quarter finals to you that is final! If FAZ know what is good for them Wada MUST GO and bring in an expatriate coach, but certainly not from south Africa.

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  14. For you to understand what I am talking about, check which parastatal company is shinning example of good performance….nothing! of all the times when Zambia Railways was managed by basunguz performance improved. but the moment black muntu was put in place every thing crumbled to zero. the current situation ZR is in. if musungu were to come today, you will see what will happen. Wada Must go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring in an expatriate. Ala mulemfwa mwefibupa mwe!!!

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  15. Football of today is reading the ball game being played on the pitch.
    Wedson does not not know how to read read a game. Hisb selection of players is biased based on who corrupts him to be in the team line up.
    New players need old players to be instructed what to do.
    Bring back Kennedy mweene. Chisamba lungu,stopilla sunzu and others.
    Don’t play football on tribe lines.
    Mind you that is tax payers money at stake being wasted on a dull coach.
    Zambian coaches have not reached world class standards in coaching football.
    Bring a white coach and you shall see what a white man can do.
    A white coach selects a player on merit not tribal basis.

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  16. I m now convinced ba wada wada has failed and mainly because of ka temper and not having a forgiving and a fatherly heart.pipo are calling for the inclusion of triple C in the squad..

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