FAZ appoints Sichone as new technical director

By Jeff Kapembwa

Lusaka – Zambia’s quest to retain the reputation as one of Africa’s leading soccer nations, as demonstrated in 2012 after winning the AFCON, has received a fillip with the latest addition of former international star, Moses Sichone, to the Chipolopolo technical bench.

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said the appointment of Sichone (41) is part of its re-organisation of footballing in the country, especially the national team.

The former Chipolopolo midfielder spent 10 years playing in German’s Bundesliga. In July 2009, he left for the Greek’s AEP Paphos FC until July 2010 when he signed a one-year contract with FC Carl Zeiss Jena, a Segunda Division B in the Spanish league.

Sichone comes in “to fill the gap on the technical side because we have not had a technical director since Honour Janza”, FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said last week when he unveiled the new technical director, who willingly replied in the affirmative.

“I’m honoured to return home and contribute to the game of football,” Sichone, a UEFA A licence holder said.

According to FAZ’s programme, Sichone forms part of the team that will drill the Chipolopolo junior and senior teams for the Confederation of Southern African Football (COSAFA) Under-20 tournament running in Lusaka, to later form part of the team that competes in the CHAN tournament in Morocco as well as participate in AFCON 2019.

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