Posted On Tuesday, 9th April 2013
Ghana’s World Cup qualifying opponents Zambia have a new fight on their hands as they will be desperate to hold onto their coach Herve Renard with Uganda chasing after him.
The Frenchman has been linked to the vacant Cranes job as Uganda are seeking to use the coach to revive their tottering side.
The revelation is likely to further unsettle the struggling Zambian side who are struggling to replicate the form that saw them conquer Africa in 2012.
An inside source in the Uganda FA told MTNFootball.com on Tuesday that they are monitoring Renard because he seems unsettled in Zambia after Chipolopolo’s AFCON title defence flop in South Africa in January.
“Herve is the kind of Coach we would need because he can take a team to another level. Dossena is also good,” said the source told MTNFootball.
The Chipolopolo will face Lesotho in Ndola in June in their World Cup qualifier and a change on the coaching team could lead to a slip-up in the match that could hand Ghana the initiative in the group.
Ghana are just one point behind Zambia with three matches remaining in Group D of the World Cup qualifiers.
The job Uganda fell vacant on Monday after the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) parted ways with Scottish-born Coach Robert ‘Bobby’ Williamson.
Although Williamson had helped Uganda win four regional Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cup trophies, the Cranes recent poor form and a loss to Liberia in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers partly is to blame for his sacking.