THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says it wants to engage a coach who will take the Chipolopolo to higher heights.
FAZ head of club licencing Erick Mwanza said in Lusaka yesterday that the national soccer governing body wants to engage a coach with the right credentials.
Mwanza said FAZ is quoting several European coaches for the vacant Chipolopolo job.
“We want to pick a coach who will qualify the Chipolopolo to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals and challenge for the title. We also want a coach who will mould a squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
As you know we have never qualified for the World Cup,” he said.
Mwanza said FAZ wants a coach who will fill the profile of the 2012 African champions.
“We have young and experienced players who need a push to reenergise them,” he said.
The new coach will replace Honour Janza, who was dismissed last week and replaced by George Lwandamina of Zesco United.
Janza reverted to his position of FAZ technical director.
The coach is expected to be in charge of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya on September 6 in Nairobi.
Meanwhile, FAZ yesterday met Ministry of Youth and Sport officials over preparations for the 2017 Africa Youth Championship which Zambia will host.
Mwanza described the meeting as fruitful.
The Confederation of African Football awarded Zambia the right to host the junior event on September 21, 2013.