Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has engaged British coach Irfan Kawri to assist national team boss George Lwandamina at the 2016 Rwanda African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals.
Kawri, who is born from a Zambian mother and an Indian father, is expected in the country next week.
The 34-year old trainer, who is based in England, has been hired to ensure the team has a successful outing in Rwanda.
Lwandamina will remain head trainer with Kawri as coach while the rest of the staff will remain in their positions.
FAZ general secretary George Kasengele, who confirmed the development in an interview in Lusaka yesterday, hopes Kawri will add value to the team’s campaign for the CHAN trophy.
Kasengele said Kawri has specifically been hired for CHAN but his position will be reviewed after the tournament.
“He is coming next week. We have hired him for the CHAN as a way of gauging his ability considering that he is not tested at international level. We just want to add spice to the team hoping he can bring something new to the technical bench and inspire players to do well at the competition in Rwanda,” he said.
Kasengele said the association considered Kawri because he has Zambian roots and want to give him an opportunity to show what he is capable of doing.