Lusaka, Zambia, February 2: Zambia sports minister, Vincent Mwale says the country’s national soccer team coach George Lwandamina should be given a permanent deal because he has performed well on the period he has been engaged on caretaker basis.
“The decision to employ George Lwandamina permanently lies with FAZ and we, as government has seen that he is performing well and we will be happy to see he is given contract,” he explained.
The country FA is reportedly considering to hire an expatriate coach on long term deal but the sports minister feels that it would be good for the country FA to first give consider local candidates.
“It would be good to consider Zambians first for any job available in the country. We have no objections with him being offered contract,” Mwale said.
The minister is also suggested that local coaches should also enjoy a good remuneration package which is mostly given to foreign managers.
“Normally we give a lot of money to expatriate coaches, but I think we should give good money to Zambian coaches so that they can perform well,” he added.