Beston Chambeshi uncertain about future as Zambia coach

Beston Chambeshi uncertain about future as Zambia coach
Beston Chambeshi, coach of Zambia during the 2018 COSAFA match between Zambia and Namibia at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 02 June 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Jun 11, 2018. 11:00

Having been tasked with leading Zambia at the 2018 COSAFA Cup tournament in South Africa, coach Beston Chambeshi remains uncertain about his future.

The man who helped Chipolopolo reach the final, but lost 4-2 to Zimbabwe on Saturday afternoon, says he feels happy about his contribution to the team.

Chambeshi, though, is refusing to be drawn into any interest in the vacant Chipolopolo job as Zambia’s dream of lifting the regional tournament was ended by the Warriors on Saturday.

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The coach is currently employed as caretaker coach following the resignation of Wedson Nyirenda on May 24 under whom he worked as an assistant coach.

Nyirenda resigned and took over as Baroka FC coach in the South African Premier Soccer League and will lead the side in the 2018/19 PSL term.

His mandate was expected to end after the 2018 COSAFA Cup final, in which Zambia lost 4-2 to Zimbabwe in extra-time.

Moreover, his team later made its debut quarter-finals appearance at the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea.

“I am a legend in Zambian football and I always feel happy when I see young players coming up,” Chambeshi said.

“I am not fighting for a position at the national team but the time will come when people will say ‘yes he is ready to coach’.

“All I want is to make sure that we produce good players in Zambia and have a strong national team, that’s my aim.”



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