The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has confirmed Belgian Sven Vandebroek as the new Chipolopolo coach.
Vandenbroek takes over from Wedson Nyirenda who resigned after being at the helm for one year.
Nyirenda spectacularly fell out with his employers and fans.
Vandenbroek will be on a US$10, 000 monthly salary which is the same pay Nyirenda was on.
(For Immediate Release)
Football House, 5 JULY 2018
The Football Association of Zambia is pleased to announce the appointment of Sven Vandenbroek as new Coach of the Zambia National Football Team. Vandenbroek will be unveiled to the media on Tuesday 10th July 2018 after his formal presentation to the Minster of Sports on Monday.
Following his presentation to the media, Vandenbroek will immediately get down to work and meet all 20 Super Division coaches from whom he should get insight on the state of the league and commence his players’ selection. The whole week, he will attend training sessions of various Super Division clubs and watch league games as well as the Zambia Under-20 qualifier against Burundi.
A detailed programme of his presentation and unveiling will be made available to the media.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sven Vandenbroek as our national team coach. Sven was the top choice of those that were considered. We have confidence that he should be able to deliver to the expectations of FAZ, the team and people of Zambia because Sven’s record and experience in Africa is very good. He is an AFCON winner with Cameroon, ambitious, young, well qualified, eager for the huge and exciting challenge that the Chipolopolo job provides and his passion and commitment to bring success to the Zambia national team is not in doubt,” Acting Secretary General Adrian Kashala said.
Sven’s immediate mandate is to qualify the Chipolopolo to the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations final tournament.
“We have a fantastic pool of young and experienced players. Sven has enough time between now and our next qualifier to mould a team that will qualify and compete for honours in Cameroon and set the tone for our dream of a World Cup place in 2022. Our call is to every stakeholder and supporter of Zambian football to work together and support the coach and boys. Doing so will ensure that we achieve greater things together,” Kashala added.
For and on behalf of:
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA
ACTING SECRETARY GENERAL