LUSAKA – The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) announced to its members and stakeholders Sunday that Chipolopolo coach Aljosa Asanovic has resigned.
According to FAZ, Asanovic who was appointed on January 15, 2022, as Chipolopolo head coach has since communicated his resignation to the association.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala said Asanovic had sent his resignation from his home country after snubbing all efforts to resolve the matter through a roundtable.
“Following weeks of fruitless efforts to get the coach to return to his workstation and resolve contractual matters, we have been notified by Mr Aljosa Asanovic through his lawyers that he has quit his position as Zambia National Team Head Coach,” said Kashala.
“Understandably, after failure to meet some of the key performance indicators and propensity to leave his workstation after every international assignment made his position untenable.”
Kashala said FAZ welcomes Asanovic’s desire to accelerate the matter to FIFA to seek closure.
“We welcome Mr Asanovic’s desire to report the matter to FIFA as we equally want finality on the matter especially in the claim for remuneration for the period one is absent from work,” he said.
Kashala revealed that FAZ in consultation with government and other stakeholders will announce the next steps in due course.
Aljosa Asanovic has been in his native country since Zambia lost 1-0 at home to Mozambique on July 30 to crash out of the Algeria 2023 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.