Sources within the PF government have disclosed that Football Association Zambia (FAZ) president Kalusha Bwalya has literally taken over the team by dictating the final team and tactics to the coaching bench against the wishes of coach Herve Renard.
Insiders have said coach Herve Reinard is working under protest as Kalu dictates everything that goes on with the team.
Sources also said Kalusha preferes certain players because he gets a cut from players bonuses when they play in first team.
The poor performance of the national team has come under attack of late with Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili discribing it as rubbish and threatening that government might disband the team or stop sponsoring it.
Last week, national team coach Renard and sports minister Kambwili held a closed door meeting where the minister wanted to know what the problem was with the national team’s poor string of draws.