Zambia's Minister of Sports Emmanuel Mulenga says he has not received any correspondence from FAZ regarding the appointment of the new Chipolopolo coach.
The Minister was speaking at a press conference held at his office this afternoon. Mulenga has also dispelled media reports that he chased away two FAZ officials yesterday from the Permanent secretary's office.
"It has been reported in the media that FAZ has recruited a coach and recommended to the ministry to consent. Our position as a ministry and this office are that I have not received any recommendation, I have not received any correspondence that they have finished the process and they have settled on a coach," he said.
"As a ministry, we have professional ethics that guide our decisions and our conduct. We can only respond from correspondence from FAZ, I can only make a comment on the coach once I receive correspondence from FAZ."
" The last time I talked to FAZ was last year on 1st October, I went through the incoming mail book to check if probably they had brought in any letter or correspondence but as I speak with you there is nothing," he added.
FAZ has settled for Serbian trainer Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic for the vacant Chipolopolo head coach job.
The Chipolopolo top job has been vacant since the departure of Belgian trainer Sven Vandenbroeck in February 2019. Green Eagles boss Aggrey Chiyangi has been acting in the interim capacity.
The former Orlando Pirates boss was the Football Association of Zambia technical committee preferred choice ahead of former Mozambique coach and Portugal International Abel Xavier and Ivan Jacky Minnaert of Belgium to the Chipolopolo top job.
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