All National Team Supporters ( ANTS ) interim Secretary General Bob Kayukwa has challenged Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Kalushya Bwalya and national team coach Herve Renard to resign for poor performance.
Bob Kayuka says soccer legend Bwalya alias ‘Great Kalu’ has failed to deliver on two firstly when he as Chipolopolo Boys Trainer and now as a sport administrator hence for him to relinquish his position on moral grounds before they are ‘considered fired’.
Kayuka says Renard has equally failed to lift soccer standards to greater heights hence he too should resign on moral grounds.
He was speaking in an interview with ZANIS sports in Lusaka today.
He said ‘ great Kalu’ and Renard have got problems of displaying a better line-up to satisfy soccer fans, a situation which described as a minus and a very big disadvantage to the nation as a whole.
He charged that Zambia has got ‘remote chances’ of qualifying to the 2010 World Cup to be played in South Africa.
” Kalu and Renard have failed us. I’m so upset by the failure and combination of Kalu and Renard who fail to just constitute a team for us. We are not after merely participating ( in international and regional tournaments )but bringing the medal to our motherland, Zambia,” he lamented.
The visibly annoyed ANTS official said time for Kalu and Renard to go is now so that fresh blood could take over to spearhead and drive football forward. He said Kalu and his tactics will not help Zambia anywhere because they are failures.
“Great Kalu and Renard should swallow their pride because their tactics are not helping us and will not take us anywhere. They should simply move and pave way to serious people who know and can ready football,” he added.
Meanwhile, the ANTS SG has commended the National Assembly Football Club for beating Livingstone Pirates one – nil in the Division One South. This was during the match played last weekend in Lusaka.
He also thanked Zesco United FC for edging Alhila of Sudan 2 – 0 to pocket K 500 million as runners up in the Orange Continental league.