[By Bright Tembo]
RUPIAH Banda has urged the Football Association of Zambia to employ an expatriate coach for Chipolopolo.
Speaking in South Africa when he met Zambia’s High Commissioner to that country Major General Jackson Miti, Banda said FAZ should reorganise Chipolopolo.
He said the recent streak of losses by the soccer team has been very frustrating.
Banda said the recent streak of losses by the national soccer team was frustrating to soccer fans.
He said continuous losses by the senior national team was an indication that Zambia needs to engage an expatriate coach.
Banda, a former FAZ vice-president and foremost football administrator, said recent results showed that local coaches could not cope with expected football standards.
He added that Zambia should not shy away from engaging an expatriate coach if the nation was to turn its fortunes.
Banda said that Zambia needed to work harder as football was the most loved sport in the country.
He has also noted that there was too much politics in the running of football in the country which was affecting the game.
He has since appealed to people politicising football in the country to stop.
This is according to a statement issued by Naomi Nyawali First Secretary press and public relations at the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa.