Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili has described the meeting he held with Chipolopolo coach Herve Renard as successful.
Kambwili says he had a successful closed door meeting this morning with Chipolopolo coach Herve Renard over the recent poor performance by Zambia in the match against Lesotho which ended one – all.
Kambwili however could not disclose the full details of the discussion saying that he would only do so at the appropriate time.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Kambwili said this in an exclusive interview at his office in Lusaka, yesterday.
The minister further disclosed that he will soon meet both the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Executive Chipolopolo technical bench to iron out issues surrounding the under performance of the 2012 Africa Soccer Champions..
He said government expects the national team to perform to its full expectations following its full support and commitment to the senior national team.
Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili has said government will disband the national soccer team if the Chipolopolo Boys continue recording poor results
The Roan parliamentary also said and threatened that government might cut funding to the national team.
“I can challenge any FAZ official to tell the nation what government t has not done to warrant such a poor performance.”
“In fact, that performance against Lesotho was rubbish.”
The minister warned that if the performance does not improve Government will stop funding the team.
He threatened that government can disband the whole thing and start again.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kambwili has maintained that he will not retract his “rubbish” statement he uttered to the chipolopolo when they were held to a 1 all craw by the crocodiles of Lesotho.
He said his reason was justifiable to describe the performance of the team as rubbish following government’s full support to the team ahead of the 2014 World cup qualifiers.
Mr. Kambwili has also thrown out accusations that government is interfering in the running of football saying that government has a big role to play in the development of sports in the country.