Coach Mumba Fired For Openly Blaming Herve Renard for 3-0 loss

Coach Mumba Fired For Openly Blaming Herve Renard for 3-0 loss

UNDER-20 national team coach Keagan Mumba has reportedly been fired for openly attacking and blaming senior national team trainer Herve Renard for Zambia’s loss to Mali in the Africa Youth Championship qualifier last Friday.
FAZ has since appointed assistant under-20 coach Hector Chilombo to replace Mumba on a temporary basis. Chilombo will be assisted by Chris Kaunda.
Mumba criticised the attachment of Chipolopolo coach Renard and his assistant Patrice Beumelle to the under-20 and claimed the Frenchmen were to blame for the Junior Chipolopolo’s 3-0 defeat to Mali in the second leg encounter in Bamako.
Mumba had told the Daily Mail that he had no hand in the team that lost to Mali as Renard took charge and made drastic changes including replacing Reynolds Kampamba as team captain with Shadreck Malambo.
An impeccable source confirmed in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that FAZ is peeved by Mumba’s statement and has since decided to sideline him immediately.
The source said FAZ felt that Mumba’s statement was an indirect attack on the FAZ administration which took the initiative to attach Renard to the under-20.
“They (FAZ) feel he has subjected the association to ridicule because he did not follow the procedure.
“What seems to have prompted FAZ to take action against Mumba is that the association feels the excuse he gave in the papers for Zambia’s loss in Mali was not genuine and they are wondering why Mumba’s team failed to win at home when Renard was not part of the technical bench,” she said.
The source said FAZ felt that Mumba could have handled the matter in a professional way if at all he was aggrieved by the inclusion of Renard on the under-20 technical bench instead of attacking fellow coaches in the press.

27 Responses to "Coach Mumba Fired For Openly Blaming Herve Renard for 3-0 loss"

  1. METAL   October 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Oppression at it’s best. what happened to freedom of expression? no wonder I owez argue that zambianz are not free but oppressed! why should we have an under 20 coach if his job will be performed by a senior national team coach? ok lets appoint Reinar to be all soccer related coach so that FAZ can be pleased. i wont be suprised to see the head coach be attached to a certain club just because it shows potential to lift a certain trophy-vaupuba ta!!

  2. THE ONLY LIVING JAY   October 10, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Yes Keegan Mumba waz wrong to come out in the manner he did after the U23 loss in Mali. The fact however, still remainz that our FAZ did not act well in impozing HR on the U20 technical bench with 13 minutes to go.

  3. nshendi   October 10, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Just cause he won the Africa cup does not make god of football

  4. Prince of Zamunda   October 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Uponene tabula kabepesho.
    We drew 2:2 keagan said the players lacked mental focus,HR was added to Technical bench,keagan was quiet.We all know Mali is not a push over side.
    We lost, Period.Keagan Should have spoke out when it mattered.
    Its time for you to fail at Zanaco now.

  5. pd   October 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    HR,has grown bigheaded, naba kutumpika ba FAZ,See you with UGANDA

  6. Candy   October 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Indeed we are not free.Why should someone be fired for expressing his freedom of speech?Tukachinja lisa kanshi?Awe,twanaka nobupuba ubu!

  7. Kamanda Wa Kamanda   October 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Keagan Mumba made a mistake by critisizing Herve Renard publicly. If Zambia U-20 beat Mali at home when Renard was not part of the technical bench, we would have supported Mumba. So it serves him right to be fired.

  8. Kankoyo Man   October 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Freedom of speech doesn’t mean you say whatever comes to your head, You must also respect the rules of whatever organisation you work for. Keegan must also learn to accept blame. FAZ should also quote what rule Keagan has broken

  9. muzolino   October 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    fellas,ftbo z not like playing drafts.both Mumba and Renard must just accept the loss.its like failing to fuck a gal,blaming the problems you have at yo home.fuck you!

  10. Zaigo   October 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Kalu and his cheap politics. Faz and kangaloo court. We need to be proffession at al levels. If mumba’s analysis thought it was wrong to include those two then we must respect that. Even me as a lay person am able to see that it was wrong. Ba kulu grow.

  11. Kamanda Wa Kamanda   October 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    It’s Keagan Mumba who doesn’t want to accept their defeat. He wants to put the blame on his coleague(Renard) when he even failed at home where his coleague didn’t have a hand at all.

  12. Game   October 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    When Ba-fipolopolo lost to Sudan, who did Herve Renard Blame!!! U guys are quick to condemn your own…what the FUCK is wrong with u Zambians!!!

  13. Comfort   October 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Bwena!!!no one shud ever dare to blame Herve for anything-his too good looking for dat nonsense.

  14. Kaesha   October 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Second time you are not publishing my mails. Is it your money am using to browse? Ninshi nicha?

  15. Zaigo   October 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Game you are 100%. Kalu and his team are not up to good. Those that knows kalu wil agree wit me he is not sencire in anything, thanks 2 the post 4 showing the fruits of labour from the likes of the katongos and many others. Let kalu declare his assets so that young lads can be inspired.

  16. isaac   October 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Why he didn’t tell Renard he can assist but when it comes to team selection,he should be left alone? Why telling us now that he is not the one who selected the team? Yes, Mumba has a problem.

  17. Sata   October 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Tumfweko blogers are stupid bootlickers . Does it mean Herve renad is infallible. Renard is an idiot just like me

  18. Kamanda Wa Kamanda   October 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    We are not saying that Renard doesn’t make mistakes. What we are saying is that Mumba shouldn’t squarely blame Renard for the defeat they suffered in Mali because his failure to beat Mali started right at home when Renard was not even involved.

  19. Mpombo   October 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Problem is u forget too soon. When we lost 2 Sudan HR blamed de lose on FAZ. Uwawa tabula kabepesho

  20. mr   October 10, 2012 at 11:24 pm


  21. Abakonzi   October 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    First of all why was Renard imposed on the U-20 team,that’s where the problem is.Renard coached zambia to win Afcon yes but that doesn’t make him the jesus christ of zambian football.Let him stick to his team and Mumba allowed to manage his team.Renard is not Mumba’s boss because they both have individual contracts.Mwilamutumpika Renard

  22. Evaristo   October 11, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Mumba could be wrong somehow but he is not very wrong on principle. Attaching HR to the junior team was a grave mistake becoz this team is very foreign to him. This is what made L Msiska of the under 23 by then to deffer with both faz and HR. Even @ club level, junior teams are coached by coaches strictly attached to them. Now faz has been blind folded by the senior teams win of the africa cup of nations that they have started hero worshiping HR and believes only in him. For example they almost attached him to power dynamos it not been for Fordson Kabole to reject him (though kabole also performed badly) he could have coached power dynamos. My advise to faz is that please respect different catigories of contracts.

  23. Captain   October 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I saw this coming when Mumba complained about the money a coach gets at U20, he had up his head on the chopping board… its sad that he has to go for speeking out the truth. if HR was to assisit him he shud have bin sitng in the stands and only to share nots after training setions and he shudnt have even travelled….

  24. Kalok   October 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Zambians! They sign things and later say my boss made me do it. They fail at a job and it is someone else. What does Mumba’s contract say? What does his sacking notice say? Therein lies the truth… Cheers guys.

  25. chilepak   October 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm


  26. Behavioural Analyst   October 12, 2012 at 11:38 am

    It is a Black man [unfavored] versus a White man [favored]. Even if a black man is right he is wrong because of his colour of skin and whites are always right. blackmail,black market,black magic ,blacklisted,black Muslims,black Jews,polygamy is all bad. Whilst research on blacks ,homosexual,satanism,mafias,UFO,higher salaries,good condition of service,high standard of living of living ,pig’s skin is all good or right

  27. Big Daddy   January 23, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Sometimes the best thing to do when things go wrong is to keep quiet and the whole world believes you are wise. Diarrhea of the mouth and blame apportioning is dangerous coz u get fired. Learn to respect authority whether black or white.