Hunt for the next Chipolopolo coach down to three candidates

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Andrew Kamanga has revealed that the association has narrowed down the shortlist for the vacant Chipolopolo head coach job to three candidates as they continue edging closer to appointing Aljosa Asanovic’s successor.

FAZ advertised the post and last week availed a 10-man shortlist of coaches vying to take over the reigns as Chipolopolo boss with the list now trimmed down to three.

Kamanga confirmed in his weekly column dubbed β€˜The President’s Corner’ that FAZ was close to identifying the next man to take up the hot set.

β€œThe selection for the next Chipolopolo coach is underway with the candidates now down to three.
We would like to commend the panel of experts that has been handling the process for the meticulous manner they have conducted the exercise” Kamanga wrote.

β€œThe wide representation across football stakeholders lends to the credibility of the process. We are grateful to government for having taken interest in the matter which makes the process a lot easier.”

Kamanga said he was confident the new coach to be appointed will have ample time to prepare for next Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Lesotho in March, 2023.

β€œWe expect the Chipolopolo coach will be in place in good time to help us prepare for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.”

Former Chipolopolo coaches Wedson Nyirenda and Honour Janza alongside former Chelsea and Ghana’s Israeli gaffer Avram Grant are said to be front runners to take charge of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winners.

Credit: Wami Katanga

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