The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Kalusha Bwalya has given Zambia coach Patrice Beaumelle his full 100 percent backing.
The Frenchman got off to a poor start after replacing his ex-boss and compatriot Herve Renard in October, 2013 picking up three straight loss before bouncing back at the 2013 Cecafa Cup in Kenya to finish third.
However, opinion has been divided despite that turn around with some doubting whether the 35-year-old can really handle the pressure.
“FAZ is not panicking I think that as Football Association we should keep calm. To lead a national team is not easy,” Kalusha told ZNBC TV. “To be the man is not easy to warm up to that role. I think that he is doing his very best.”
Beaumelle has been part of the Zambia set-up since Renard first term in 2008.
“Patrice has a lot of advantages going for him for this job because he was here in 2008 and today is 2013 so it is six years later and there was one and half years they were not here,” Kalusha said.
“Give and take he has a five years experience with the national team.”
Beaumelle ‘s current Zambia record stands at four wins and defeats and a draw.