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FAZ Confirms Chambeshi exit

Sports FAZ Confirms Chambeshi exit

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has launched a search for the new Chipolopolo coach after confirming that interim boss Beston Chambeshi has left the post.

FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala has told journalists in Lusaka that Chambeshi’s reign as Zambia coach ended when Chipolopolo failed to advance to the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Chambeshi was hired in an interim capacity last July after the dismissal of Serbian born coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredjovic.

Kashala said the association, through the executive committee and the technical committee, has since started working on the recruitment of a permanent Chipolopolo coach.

“I am sure you are aware that the just-ended first round of the World Cup qualifiers we hired temporary coaches and at the end of it all it’s time that FAZ acted on having a permanent coach and true to the public’s assertions, the executive is actually very keen to ensure that we have a permanent coach,” Kashala was quoted by the Zambia Daily Mail.

Zambia has never had a permanent coach since Micho’s exit.

Meanwhile, current Chipolopolo technical advisor Aljosa Asanovic is favourite to land the top coaching job.

Serbian born Asanovic has been working as Chipolopolo technical advisor since July.

Some soccer fans believe Asanovic is the right man to lead Zambia.


  1. Chmbeshis ‘s undoing was poor selection of players to the national team. We i look at the team that lost to Tunisia five players whom i may not want to name do not deserve a call up to the National team. You can not fail to come up with a strong team from the Zambian league which is tough and among the best in Africa. That’s why we are given four slots at club level which is not the case with other countries. But you must understand that player selection is also an art on its own otherwise you make blunders. The work of the faz executive is to provide logistics to the team. So those blaming the executive have misplaced priorities and simply don’t like the current faz executive. Let’s select players who can deliver and they are there.

  2. “foreign coaches” greatly help in addressing the issue of bias in team selection.
    Local coaches always favor players from certain teams or regions or tribes.
    @ Ayatollah, Kamanga is just okay.

  3. Mr Kamanga you are failing the people of Zambia, please resign you can’t deliver. You have been given more than enough time to prove yourself.
    You couldn’t even keep together our elite under20 team. As for the coaches, you have only given us nobodies…. God bless Zambia!

  4. Local coach Local coach. Howmany times has this Chambeshi been given a chance to prove himself? And how man times has he failed? And how many times has Kamanga failed to qualify for anything?


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