FAZ raises $15, 000 for coach hire

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MUKWIMA CHILALA writes

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FOOTBAL Association of Zambia (FAZ) has secured an additional $15 000 of the $100, 000 acrequired to hire a high profile national soccer team coach.

FAZ communications manager Mwazipeza Chanda confirmed to the Sun Sport that the Association had secured US$15,000 in addition to the $10, 000 already offered by the State towards the salary of the head coach.

The Ministry of Sports has sanctioned the decision by FAZ to recruit a quality national team coach and approve a US$25,000 salary package for the same.

Chanda said that following a meeting between the FAZ leadership and the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Child Development, the two parties agreed to make progress towards recruiting a high-profile coach.

Chanda said that the Ministry had requested FAZ to recruit a coach as soon as is feasibly possible.

She said that Sports Minister Moses Mawere had re-affirmed government’s financial commitment of US$10,000 towards the Chipolopolo coach’s monthly salary.

She appealed to the corporate world to support FAZ in its quest to recruit a top notch coach.

She said that the availability of additional resources would help FAZ secure a coach at a competitive fee.

“We ask the football family to support the cause towards securing a coach that will take Zambia forward,” she said.

The Association acknowledges the support government has continued to render towards football.

Zambia National soccer team has not had a coach since the departure of former coach Sven Vanderbroak whose contract was not renewed in March this year.

Green Eagles Coach Aggrey Chiyangi and his Nkana counterpart have been stand in National team coaches in the since April this year.

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