The Chipolopolo Zambia job is now officially vacant after the team’s Croatian-born trainer Aljosa Asanovic terminated his contract with the 2012 AFCON champions.
Asanovic confirmed through his legal representative Davor Radic that he has quit Chipolopolo following a pay dispute.
But the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has consistently insisted that they are up to date regarding Asanovic’s salary but that the coach has been AWOL for over a month.
In an interview with Croatian sports portal Sportske, Radic said they were preparing a legal case against FAZ.
According to farpost.co.za, the 56-year-old Asanovic has been on the job for eight months following his appointment as Chipolopolo coach in January.
“I must emphasize that coach Aljoša Asanovic is no longer the coach of the Zambian national football team, as of September 22, 2022, because the coach unilaterally terminated the contract due to the violation of contractual obligations by the Football Association of Zambia,” Radic said.
“When I say violations, I mean primarily the failure to fulfil financial obligations towards coach Aljoša Asanovic.