2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Zambia pick new coach ahead of Nigeria clash

Photo credit: NFF
Photo credit: NFF

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) are set to appoint former South Africa coach, Gordon Igesund, as coach of their senior men’s national team, the Chipolopolo

FAZ are leaving nothing to chance as they are set to begin the race to qualify for the 2018 World Cup against Nigeria in October.

In the last months, the Chipolopolo have been under the care of interim coach George Lwandamina but FAZ are now ready to appoint Igesund to oversee their World Cup qualifying campaign.

South African Igesund, 60, is a highly respected coach in South Africa, having won the Premier Soccer League, PSL four times with four different clubs.

The tactician however had a less than impressive time as coach of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana culminating with an underwhelming performance at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil.

In this light, his contract was not renewed after it ran out in 2014.

Igesund’s last job was with Premier Soccer League side SuperSport United.

He is expected to lead the Zambians when they host the Super Eagles in Ndola on October 9, with Algeria and Cameroon also in the same group.

Meanwhile, the FAZ have also announced October 9 as the new date for the match against the Super Eagles, as against the earlier date of October 3.

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