'Frustrated' Renard issues Zambia quit threatBy MICHAEL CHAWE in Lusaka | Monday, June 4 2012 at 15:43
Zambia coach Herve Renard, whose African champions team lost Saturday to Sudan in a 2014 World Cup qualifier, has threatened to quit citing “frustration”.
Zambia beat Sudan in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals in the Equatorial Guinea and Gabon host competition.
Upon arrival in Ndola Sunday Renard conceded defeat but blamed government officials for hiccups in the team’s preparations.
“Now we call on everyone to respect us, I spoke before the game, its better I spoke about us before travelling. I can see some people didn’t want to work with us a lot, the director of sport …I would like to thank you for the very good travelling arrangements we got because it is not the type of travel for an African champion,” Renard told local media Saturday.
“In football you have to be professional. We are not professionals, we are amateurs. And me…I hate to work like this, and I won’t continue to work like this if people do not want to work with a professional like me,” he said.
He added: “And it is not an excuse because I complained a lot about this before the game, so the responsibility because I’m not a strong man in this country to get what I want.”
Sudan beat Zambia with 2-0 with second-half goals from Mohamed Tahir and Saifeldin Ali.
The Chipolopolo [Copper bullets] as the national team is popularly known is currently preparing for the Ghana encounter on Saturday.
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