Friday Jul 06, 2018. 11:00
Zambian media reports suggest that new Chipolopolo coach Sven Vandenbroek will be officially unveiled on Monday.
Having worked as Hugo Broos’ assistant coach in Cameroon, the Zambia job will be Vandenbroek’s first head coaching job.
The Belgian helped Broos as they lifted the coveted 2017 CAF African Cup of Nations trophy in Gabon.
Moreover, he also had a short club stint in Tunisia as deputy coach at Club Africain in 2013, but will hope to lead the Southern African side back to glory.
The new coach takes over from Wedson Nyirenda who quit in May to take up the head coaching job at South African Premier Soccer League side, Baroka FC.
“The Football Association of Zambia is pleased to announce the appointment of Sven Vandenbroek as new Coach of the Zambia National Football Team,” FAZ said in a statement.
“Vandenbroek will be unveiled to the media on Tuesday 10th July 2018 after his formal presentation to the Minster of Sports on Monday.
“Following his presentation to the media, Vandenbroek will immediately get down to work and meet all 20 Super Division coaches from whom he should get insight on the state of the league and commence his players’ selection.
“The whole week, he will attend training sessions of various Super Division clubs and watch league games as well as the Zambia Under-20 qualifier against Burundi (on July 14 in Lusaka).”
Vandenbroek’s first official fixture will be in September when Zambia visit Namibia in the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers.
The 2012 African champions and the Brave Warriors have zero points following similar losses against Mozambique and Guinea Bissau respectively in June 2017.