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Sven willing to continue as coach

CHIPOLOPOLO coach Sven Vandenbroeck says he and the Football Association of Zambia are willing that he continues to be in charge of the national team.

The Belgian took over the job last July but has come under attack from disappointed fans after he failed to qualify the national team to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

His contract comes to an end in May after a formality AfCON qualifier against Namibia.

The 38-year-old held a press briefing to spell out his plans for the CHAN and COSAFA slated for July and August.

“The only thing I can answer is that both of us have intentions to go on. More of that it is for the future to speak but the intention is there from both sides,” Sven responded to a question on whether he had negotiated for an extended contract with FAZ during a press briefing at Football House yesterday.

He announced that he would have weekly day sessions with players in Lusaka and on the Copperbelt as he readies the team for future challenges.

Sven said this would help him monitor the weights, technical, physical progress and lifestyles of the players he intends to include in his team.

He thinks this would be cost effective and save players from travelling often.

Sven has since listed 23 players from the Copperbelt and 24 from Lusaka for the weekly day sessions due to begin next Tuesday.

He said players with midweek commitments from their respective clubs will be excused from the day sessions.
Sven was assistant coach for Cameroon when they won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

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