Wedson Nyirenda has been replaced with a Belgian coach in his former role as the head coach of Zambia.
Nyirenda surprisingly resigned in May from the role he held as the head coach of Zambia’s senior national team to take up the role of coaching Baroka FC in the PSL for the upcoming season.
Chipolopolo, who have been in search of Nyirenda since the former Kaizer Chiefs striker’s departure from their team, have confirmed having found their new man to take charge of the national side in Belgian, Sven Vandenbroek.
“New Chipolopolo coach Sven Vandenbroek has arrived in the country from his home country Belgium. The Belgian national jetted in aboard Rwanda Air at 12:15 hours at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. He was received by FAZ Vice President Rix Mweemba, acting General Secretary Adrian Kashala and Communications Manager Desmond Katongo. Vandenbroek takes over the Chipolopolo job left by Wedson Nyirenda who resigned.
"Vandenbroek will be unveiled to the media on Tuesday 10th July 2018 after his formal presentation to the Minister of Sports on Monday,” Football Association of Zambia confirmed in a statement on their official Facebook page.
“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. A detailed programme of his presentation and unveiling will be made available to the media. He is a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winner with Cameroon where he was assistant to Hugo Broos,” confirmed FAZ.