Sunday, March 3, 2024

Chanmbeshi Eager to Stay on as Chipolopolo Coach Despite Qatar 2022 Flop


Chipolopolo interim coach Beston Chambeshi is willing to keep his post despite overseeing Zambia’s elimination from the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

Zambia’s World Cup ended on Sunday after a frustrating 1-1 home draw against Equatorial Guinea in the fourth Group B qualifier played on Sunday at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

With two matches left to play in Group B, third placed Zambia can only attain 10 points in their remaining two games while leaders Tunisia have 10 points after last night’s goalless draw in Mauritania.

During the post-match briefing, Chambeshi said he is building a team that can compete favourably in the near future.

“The boys played a good game. We started very well, especially the first half we wasted a lot of chances. I think if we had converted one or two the story would have been different,” he said.

“This is not the result we wanted. We wanted at least maximum points so that we can stay in contention for the Qatar World Cup but anyway we have seen that the team is coming up, personally I have seen the boys if I can stay with them for some time we can build a team that can been reckoned with,” Chambeshi said.

On his ending Chipolopolo probation Chambeshi said:”I am a Zambian and ready to work for mother Zambia.”

Chambeshi’s three months contract as Zambia interim coach is ending this month.


  1. Of course like most Zambians he wants to earn where he has no skills. For the hundredth time you experimented. You fired a good coach and replaced him with a Zambian and you have reaped what you sowed.

  2. I would rather stick with him that to hire a clueless foreign coach like Mich who one year into the job had not established a first team.

  3. Typical of Zambia foot supporter when it is kali kwisaya.Youmare the same people who forced out Wedson Nyirenda through the kali kwisa type of support.When the team loses , it is the coach, Kamanga, when it wins, the players played well.He was the darling when the under20 won Africa cup and went to the World cup later.
    This culture of negativity must end, of the armchair critics be delivered!!!

  4. I think Chambeshi is ok . Let us just give him time to be with the team. The results will soon start coming. This idea of changing coaches every time we lose is not ok, a lot more patient will do. After all the foreign coaches we have been hiring are below par with no record at all. Why are we wasting money by paying compensations to these foreigners who are always failing us? We can use the same money to train our own local coaches, like we used to do in the past where we saw the likes of Coach Boniface Simutowe and Alex Chola, to mention a few, who were both trained in Germany and became successful at coaching local clubs and the Zambia National Team. Let us spend to train our locals abroad for that exposure as well. The skills they will bring at home will be of great service to this…

  5. You can see the losing mentality in Zambians after 6 years of failure.It is now here to stay. They want to stick with a losing coach! Where on earth have you ever heard of that?

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