Zambia to choose new football coach soon

Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Three foreign football coaches have formally expressed interest in training the Zambia national football team.
Football Association of Zambia acting general secretary Machacha Shepande said the three short-listed coaches would be interviewed soon for the post.
The three are former Zambia national team trainer, Roald Poulsen, who is now based in South Africa; Ned Bulatovic, who used to train the national team of Gabon; and Gordon Igesund, who is the current coach of the South African premier side, Cape Town Santos.
Poulsen, a Dane, was coach for Zambia in 1994 when the country rebuilt a team to replace the one that perished off the coast of Gabon in an air crash.
He later guided the team to the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations finals hosted by South Africa.
Bulatovic, a Yugoslav, has been coach for the past 25 years, and apart from handling premier sides in Belgium and the Netherlands, he has been technical director of the national team of Gabon.
Press reports said that apart from the three, former Zimbabwe and Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar was also interested in the job.
Grobbelaar lost his job at South Africa's Supersport United earlier this week for poor results.
Dutch-born Jan Brouwer, Zambia's current coach, is on a year-long suspension imposed on him by the Confederation of African Football two months ago and as such he cannot take the national team to the Africa Cup of Nations to in Mali come January.

02 novembre 2001 21:46:00




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