Zambia retain football coach for three more years
Kolkata: Coach Herve Renard, who guided Zambia to win their first-ever Africa Cup last Sunday, has been given a three-year lucrative contract.
The Frenchman, who is the most sought after coach in Africa after his team surprised bookmakers by winning the trophy, has been given a three-year extension by Zambia.
Renard is currently on a one-year contract.
Minister of Sports Chishimba Kambwili said the government and the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) have finalised the terms of contract and that the Frenchman will soon sign it, reports Xinhua.
He said the government and FAZ are confident that the 43-year-old Renard would be able to help Zambia qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
Renard quit Zambia after taking the team to quarter-finals at the 2010 Africa Cup in Angola, but was re-engaged in October last year after Italian Dario Bonetti was fired.
The Frenchman has, however, said that despite receiving offers from elsewhere, he is still proud to be the coach of Zambia.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Will Akhilesh-Rahul alliance be able to trump BJP in UP elections?
- Arms case: Salman Khan acquitted by Jodhpur court
- Raisina Dialogue 2017: Pakistan must walk away from terror, says PM Modi
- Etah: School bus collides with truck, several children killed
- J&K: LeT militant gunned down by security forces in Bandipora
- World's 30 most dynamic cities: Check out the full list
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's incredible one-handed six demoralises Fawad Ahmed
- China State TV said that its troops can reach New Delhi in 48 hours in war scenario; Indians slay it with their replies
- IND vs ENG, 2nd ODI: Yuvraj Singh silences critics with 14th ODI hundred, fourth against England — WATCH
- Bengaluru pips Silicon Valley to become world's most dynamic city