Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has appointed Moses Sichone as assistant coach for the Chipolopolo technical bench.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala says Sichone has since joined Chipolopolo camp in Ghana and will add a local dimension to the squad alongside goalkeeper assistant coach Stephen Mwansa.
Kashala explains that the appointment of Sichone is in response to the long-held cry for a local assistant on the technical bench to understudy Aljosa Asanovic.
Sichone played for the senior Zambia National Team from 1998-2005 and played at three Africa Cup of Nations in 1998, 2000 and 2002.
The 1998 Zambia Super League winner with Nchanga Rangers also played for Chambishi Blackburn from 1993-1995.
Sichone was the former FC Koln, Aachner Turn and Sport Team Alemannia 1900, Offenbacher Soccer Club, Kickers 1901 defender until his appointment as head coach of the Viktoria Koln under-17 side.
‘’He also previously served as FAZ Technical Director from December 2017-2018. Sichone played for the senior Zambia National Team from 1998-2005 and played at three Africa Cup of Nations 1998, 2000 and 2002. The idea is to also have a Zambian trainer to learn from the expatriate coaches so that we can also empower local trainers with experience,” Kashala said.
He pointed out that Sichone joins the technical bench comprising head coach Asanovic, first assistant Karol Prazenica, physical trainer Hrvoje Matijevic, Gabriel Tonci goalkeeper trainer, Stephen Mwansa goalkeeper trainer-local and Stephan Carevic video analyst.
‘’The Chipolopolo are currently in Accra, Ghana where they are preparing for the June 3 Group H Africa Cup of Nations encounter against Ivory Coast.
“ Zambia will host the Comoros Islands on June 7 at National Heroes Stadium in an 18:00 Hours kick off. Tickets for the Comoros game are already on sale across all Shoprite outlets via Comp ticket with the cheapest ticket going at K50. The rest of the tickets are selling at K100 and K200,’’ said Kashala.
This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS by FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala.