Zambia Stay Focused For World Cup Qualifiers As Coach Renard Won’t Quit

Posted On Wednesday, 10th April 2013

Zambia coach Herve Renard says he is flattered by Uganda's interest but says he is staying put with Chipolopolo as they fight with Ghana in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Herve Renard, Zambia coach

Zambia coach Herve Renard says he is flattered by Uganda’s interest but says he is staying put with Chipolopolo as they fight with Ghana in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Uganda have indicated that Renard is one of two coaches they are considering to replace Bobby Williamson who was sacked on April 8.

The under-fire Zambia coach told MTNFootball.com that he is not been officially contacted by Uganda but that he was committed to seeing through his contract with Zambia.

“But seriously I do not know anything about this story,” the Frenchman told MTNFootball.com.

Renard guided Zambia to their debut Africa Cup of Nations triumph in 2012, just two years after leading them to their first AFCON quarterfinal finish since 1996.

However, 2013 hasn’t been so rosy for Renard after the team flopped in South Africa where they failed to defend their title and made a group stage exit on three points from as many draws recorded.

Meanwhile, Italian and ex-Ghana coach Giuseppe Dossena is the other option Uganda have lined up to replace the Scotsman, whose major highlight during his reign as Cranes coach was winning four CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup honours.

They are the current champions of this event.

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