New Zambian Soccer coach, Vandenbroeck, relishing adventure

Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Newly-appointed Zambian football coach, Sven Vandenbroek, is promising nothing but hard work to successfully steer the Chipolopolo through the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2019 (AFCON) qualifiers.

The 39-year-old Belgian has been appointed Chipolopolo coach on a short-term deal by the Football Association of Zambia.

He takes over from Wedson Nyirenda who quit in May after two years at the helm to take up a club appointment with South African side, Baroka FC.

Vandenbroeck's prime mandate is to guide Zambia successfully through the Total AFCON 2019 qualifiers.

“I am looking forward to the challenge for the next couple of months together,” Vandenbroeck had said upon arrival in Lusaka on Friday, 6 July, 2018.

“So I am looking forward to the five-game programme ahead of us. It will be tough but I think we can make it, we have to make it. I think it will be a lovely journey and I think we are going to make the best of it.”

Vandenbroeck is familiar with AFCON success after winning the 2017 edition with Cameroon as deputy to compatriot Hugo Broos. Previously, he also served Assistant Coach with Tunisian side, Club Africain, in 2013.

Meanwhile, FAZ president, Andrew Kamanga, is looking forward to a successful relationship with Vandenbroeck.

“On behalf of the Football Association of Zambia, we are happy we have finally gotten the coach here, it has taken a bit of time but we should be able to get working almost immediately we have a very tight first one-week programme,” Kamanga said.
-0- PANA VAO 9July2018

09 july 2018 15:26:19

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