Chambeshi coy on Zambia future

Beston Chambeshi is refusing to be drawn into any interest in the vacant Chipolopolo job as Zambia’s dream of lifting the COSAFA Cup was ended by Zimbabwe on Saturday.

Chambeshi is currently stand-in coach following the resignation of Wedson Nyirenda on May 24 under whom he worked as assistant coach.

His mandate is expected to end after the 2018 COSAFA Cup final, in which Zambia lost 4-2 to Zimbabwe in extra-time.

But Chambeshi is not new on the scene after guiding the Zambia to victory at the 2016 COSAFA U20 Cup and later lifted 2017 U20 AFCON as hosts.

His team later made its debut quarterfinals appearance at the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea.

“I am a legend in Zambian football and I always feel happy when I see young players coming up,” Chambeshi said. “I am not fighting for a position at the national team but the time will come when people will say ‘yes he is ready to coach’.

“All I want is to make sure that we produce good players in Zambia and have a strong national team, that’s my aim.”