The winners of the AFCON Orange 2012 are far from the level that was theirs some few years ago, but have the merit to be present during the final round of FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers. Only concern, and not the least, they will do battle with nations such as Algeria, Cameroon, and Nigeria, and that seems lost in advance.
The principle of the paradoxes recommend taking the case of Zambia with caution. For it is one of the nations to fear from this group even though she has never been part of this big event of global football. She is yet so powerful and influential in the African continent. Crowned with the title of winner of the AFCON 2012 in Gabon and eliminated twice in a row in 2013 and 2015, the Chipolopolos want to stake everything to validate their ticket to Moscow. With a group that has undergone a makeover and has learned from past failures, the country of Kalusha Bwalya targets the first step of the podium in the group of death. But, like its neighbor Algeria, Zambia is desperately seeking a new boss and Technical Supervision. If on the Algerian side, the problem is probably more of a desire to save than that of a real lack of resources, Zambians find themselves in turn faced with real difficulties.
They want a “white wizard” instead of George Lwandamina, who combines with his club duties. But lack of funds prevents them from going forward … “The national team is the responsibility of the government, including the coach. Unfortunately, the government told us that there is lack of resources for the recruitment of this technician. We are looking for a foreign coach and we talked to a few technicians. We also hope that the government will reconsider our request, “commented Andrew Kamanga, the president of the Zambia Federation to the local press. Algeria, Zambia, same fight … even if the sums involved are probably quite different. Nevertheless, the hardest part will be in the field.