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Zambia Appoint Beston Chambeshi As Caretaker Coach

Beston Chambeshi has been appointed as Zambia national team coach on a short term contract, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has announced.

He places Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, who was sacked after the Chipolopolo failed to make it to the knockout stage of the 2021 Cosafa Cup that was held in South Africa.

Zesco United coach Numba Mumamba will serve as his assistant while Croatian Aljosa Asanovic will also be part of the bench in his capacity as a technical advisor.

FAZ was rumored to be going for a foreign coach, but opted for Chambeshi, who was the head coach of the under-20 side that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017.

Chambeshi guided Zambia to the 2017 Under-20 FIFA World Cup where they reached a historic quarterfinal place.

For his assistant Mumamba led Zambia to the first ever Cosafa under-17 title in 2017 and has also been head coach of the under-20 national team.

The new technical director Asanovic served as assistant coach of the Croatia national team from 2006-2012 under Slaven Bilic. He also served as assistant coach for Lokomotiv Moscow among other club designations

First up for Chambeshi will be a Group B of 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Mauritania, with both legs set to be played between 1 September and 11 November.

Additional information: Football Association of Zambia

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