Vandenbroek is Chipolopolo’s new coach
By Staff Reporter
The Football Association of Zambia has announce the appointment of Sven Vandenbroek as new coach of the Zambia national soccer team.
FAZ acting secretary general Adrian Kashala said Vandenbroek will be unveiled to the media on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 after his formal presentation to the Minster of Sports on Monday.
Kashala said 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,” said Kashala.
“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 said
Kashala said vandenbroek 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 bringing success to the Zambia national team was not in doubt.
“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,” he said.
Kashala appealed to all stakeholders and supporters of Zambian football to support the coach and boys in order to achieve greater things together.