Chambeshi named Chipolopolo interim coach


Beston Chambeshi has been named Chipolopolo coach in the interim following the departure of Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) confirmed the development in a press statement on Tuesday.

Chambeshi will be assisted by ZESCO United coach Numba Mumamba and they will be reinforced by former Croatia national team assistant coach, Aljosa Asanovic.

The new technical bench has been handed three months deal.

“Following the mutual separation between the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and Mr. Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, the executive committee met on 24th July 2021 to chart the way forward. Considering the forthcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September-November, and the lengthy recruitment process, it would not be possible to employ a substantive national coach.
In view of the short time before the commencement of the World Cup qualifiers, FAZ has announced a reconstituted interim technical bench for the Senior Men’s Football National Team to be headed by Mr. Beston Chambeshi who will be assisted by Numba Mumamba. In addition, the executive committee appointed Croatian Aljosa Asanovic as Technical Advisor as part of the technical bench. The reconstituted bench will be in charge for three months.”

Chambeshi was head coach of the under 20 side that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017 and guided Zambia to the 2017 Under-20 FIFA World Cup where they reached the quarterfinal place.

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By FARPost Reporter