Lwandamina to stay on under new coach

George Lwandamina
George Lwandamina

The Football Association of Zambia says interim Zambia coach George Lwandamina will remain on the bench after a substantive trainer is named soon.

Lwandmina has been caretaker coach for the last three months since Honour Janza was fired on June 8.

An expatriate coach is expected to be named soon when all the contractual formalities are completed by Faz and the Zambian Government who will pay his salary.

“We are sure George Lwandamina will do the job as we await the appointment of a new coach. Lwandamina and everyone else will continue to be part of the technical bench even after the arrival of the expatriate coach,” Faz spokesperson Nkweto Tembwe said.

“The Association has the fullest of confidence in the current coach and his technical staff.”

Lwandamina, who is also Zesco United coach, has won one, drawn one and lost one of his three games in charge.

He is expected to be on the bench for Zambia’s next engagement on September 6 when Chipolopolo visit Kenya to play a 2017 Africa Cup Group E qualifying match in Nairobi.

Zambia drew 0-0 with Guinea Bissau in their opening Group E qualifying match in what was also Lwandamina’s first game in charge.

Group E is all even with Zambia, Congo-Brazzaville, Kenya and Guinea Bissau all tied on one point each heading into the second round of qualifying matches this September.