FAZ engages American trainer for Shepolopolo

Geoffrey Levy, left, talks to fellow soccer supporter Josh Kalkstein on Monday, Mar. 3, 2014, in San Rafael, Calif. Levy is helping the Zambia women’s u-17 national team achieve a spot in the World Cup games. The girls range from 14-17 years of age. (Frankie Frost/Marin Independent Journal)

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has engaged an American Football expert to help drill the Senior Women National Soccer team ahead of the Africa cup championship to be held in Namibia in October this year.

According to a statement obtained from Football House by ZANIS Sports in Lusaka Jul 22nd, Josh Kalkstein has since arrived in the country and is expected to start his ten day programme.

The statement says Kalkstein held a meeting with FAZ officials and the Shepolopolo technical bench at Football House to agree on the mode of operations.

Kalkstein is the Current Director of Marin Football club in America and an official at the Marin High School Academy.

And Senior Women National Team Coach, Charles Bwale said he was happy that the American soccer expert is going to work within the program he has set to prepare the Shepolopolo

Zambia qualified for the first time to the Women African cup finals after ejecting their perennial rivals Zimbabwe via a two nil aggregate score line in May this year.

The Senior Shepolopolo has been placed in the same group with Ivory Coast, Nigeria and hosts Namibia in the draws which were conducted over the weekend in Windhoek.