Zambia appoint caretaker coach as Janza steps aside

Zambia have appointed George Lwandamina as caretaker coach of their national side, just five days before they play Guinea Bissau in an African Nations Cup qualifier.

Lwandamina replaces Honor Janza, who led the side at the Nations Cup finals in Equatorial Guinea earlier this year, but has now been shifted to look after the Football Association of Zambia’s (FAZ) development programmes.

The announcement was made in a statement from FAZ on Monday, which adds the association hopes to have a permanent head coach in place “in a matter of weeks”.

Lwandamina is the current coach of club side Zesco United, who lie second in the Zambian Super League.