Ex-South Africa coach Gordon Igesund will finally be appointed new coach of the country next week ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.
Zambia have announced they will host the Super Eagles in the World Cup showdown on October 9 as against an October 3 date most other people have worked with before now.
Igesund has been recommended to take over the Chipolopolo from caretaker coach George Lwandamina and he will now be appointed in the new week after all the bureaucratic bottlenecks would have been cleared following a court dismissal of a petition by the opposition party against the election of Edgar Lungu as the country’s new President.
“Gordon (Igesund) is the new coach of Zambia and with the Presidential petition thrown out, things will now move a lot faster for him to be appointed next week,” a credible source from Zambia disclosed.
Igesund, 60, is a record-breaker who led four different clubs to win the South African Premier Soccer League.
However, he was less successful when he was in charge of the Bafana Bafana between 2012 and 2014.
It was further gathered that the new government in Zambia could see the country’s football icon Kalusha Bwalya appointed sports minister.
The former Chipolopolo coach and captain was president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) until he lost in this year’s polls to Andrew Kamanga.