Renard Gets 3-Year-Contract

Chipolopolo coach Herve Renard has landed a three-year contract extension following a successful outing to the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Renard, who signed an initial one-year deal after being re-hired in November last year, would now be in charge of Chipolopolo up to August 2014 when the World Cup would have been played in Brazil.

The Frenchman has been on high demand after guiding Zambia to a maiden Africa Cup of Nations title with an 8-7 penalty shoot out victory over Ivory Coast.

Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili confirmed Renard’s contract extension on Thursday.

Kambwili said Renard’s new contract was knitted by both government and FAZ in the aftermath of the Africa Cup of Nations success.

“We had a fruitful meeting with FAZ and I want to announce that very soon we are signing a three-year contract with Herve Renard that will go up to August, 2014,” Kambwili said.

“We will ensure that we give him a lucrative deal so that he is not swelled by other countries that are after him.”

Ghana and Senegal have offered Renard deals but the Frenchman, who abandoned Zambia when he guided the team to the quarterfinal in 2010, has opted to stick around.

The 43-year-old trainer is hoping to give Zambia another historic feat – a maiden World Cup place in Brazil.

Yesterday evening,  Renard was on SuperSport’s Soccer Africa alongside player of the tournament Christopher Katongo and FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya.



27 Responses to "Renard Gets 3-Year-Contract"

  1. pitsy   February 17, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I love renard! Th man is simply admirable

  2. Dickens   February 17, 2012 at 8:09 am

    One step @ a time; thatls the way to go. Congrats lads; as HE MCS puts it, the task begins now. Defending that title is demanding; remain fovcused and committed, only then shall we extend this ceebration. God bless mother Zambia.

  3. V.Miyoba   February 17, 2012 at 8:16 am

    thatz whatz uP y’all coz Zambia iz taking da cuP in 2013.

  4. Icipondo   February 17, 2012 at 8:20 am

    HR is here 2 stay, he deserves it. Go HR go push the boys 2 run an xtra mile!

  5. Slu   February 17, 2012 at 8:54 am

    We now dream of a first world cup appearance.

  6. Juku1   February 17, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Congrats 2 the coach and the Copper Buletr.but plse 4give cliford mulenga. 2 eror is human 2 forgive is Devine. 2 houses 4sale in zm on 0967/0978-291164

  7. Calo chesu   February 17, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Congrats! HR plz let Zambia’s dream to Brazil come to light and bravo GRZ! Hope will advise on the improvement of the untapped soccer at grassroot level as well.

  8. Kenneth Kaunda mbewa Mayuka   February 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I hope that this has been well planned and all other related issues have been take care of. otherwise it becomes very costly to pay for breach of contract. its one thing to be excited and its another thing to make a right decision that will stand the test of time. all in all this is what has been lacking in our system for a very long period of time. look at Ferguson, for how long has he been with Man-U? I hope even the FAZ presidency will be looked into!

  9. Lazarous   February 17, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Mcgyver Renard nizii.

  10. mario mutez   February 17, 2012 at 11:53 am

    His a man for the future pravo GRZ and FAZ……enjoy zambia HR!

  11. Proposal   February 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I wish to appeal to the powers that be to make Herve Renard a Zambian citizen only if he wishes.

  12. herve Renard   February 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Ze people are finee here in ze zambia,we try ze ze world cop now, in ze brazil,ze players will work ze hard please,and ze zambian fanz senque,zeli much,

  13. Glue sticker   February 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Renard the man to watch!

  14. Fipelwa Naba Lesa   February 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    His Exellence alisa bwino mwamona fyonse fyaba Lesa
    elyo nomba Zambia ili Christain Country not filya ka Chiluba kaletubepa ubufufuntungu ekufwa (kalitupwalalike)

  15. Charles Chilombo   February 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Where is Simatta Simatta? The reason why I have raised this question is because he used to tell us that the coach had no experience and no papers (CV,

  16. ONETIME RELOADED   February 17, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    God bless Renard.i love the way he has changed the mentality of our players…the perfomance at the tournamemt was splendid he showed the world the sky is the limit.Lets us rally behind him as he go for greater heights.

  17. Raby   February 17, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Zambia has reached its climax in the world of soccer.the squad is full of quality players,the gys are unstopable,unreachable and untouchable.Renard is a coach sent by God to lead the team to go straight to the top.The guy is simply fantastic when it comes to coaching zambia.may God countinue uncovering the splendour of our national team.iam certain will qualify to World cup.

  18. Joseph   February 18, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Way to go HR,push Zambia 4 wad.

  19. Dododo!   February 18, 2012 at 11:51 am

    this is very positive for Zambian football, let us all give due support to the coach and faz. consistency is very cadinal to all success, so let not be telling them what to do again but advise them. we could make another mark.

  20. herve Renard   February 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Senqu everybodies senque for Ze massageee,I like Ze zambia Peoplo,wiwivl traine hardest,so zat we win again,again senqu zeli machi,

  21. big mose   February 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    @herve Renard,walipena you are weli weli kwezy hahahahahahah

  22. MPANDAMANO   February 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm


  23. Sue   February 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    2013 AFCON,am seeing chipolopolo rising to the occasion and playing in the finaltaking south afeican advatange and no doubt indeed brazil 2014 here come.Goooooooooooooooooooo HR …..GoooooooooooooooChipololololo…..phewwwwwwwwww!!!Heeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaa!

  24. Alibi   February 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    way to go Zambia and FAZ.go chipolpolo, go herve.we are right behind you.

  25. THE ONLY LIVING JAY   February 20, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Charles Chilombo, Simataa Simataa said the truth about HR and the fact that he haz won us the Afrika Cup doez not change anything. Just like the mediocrity and scandalous the current FAZ iz will not be erazed by the AFCO victory. HR and FAZ dezerve heartfelt congratulationz though, no jealousy.

  26. Tripoli   February 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Give him 20yrs imwe bakolwe he is our hero

  27. MCT   February 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Bravo H Renard.The contract can be extended.
    ZNBC and FAZ why cant you partner and reproduce the CDs for all the games played at AFCON? We are dare in need of them to be watching so that our memories are refreshed day in day out. It can sell.

    Pleaze try.