By Anye Nde Nsoh
Sports Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
After serving as Technical Director for the Zambian National Football team, 56-year-old former Croatian professional footballer Aljoša Asanović has taken over as Zambian National Football team’s lead trainer replacing Beston Chambeshi who was handed the vacant role as head coach, a week after Zambia parted ways with Serbian Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic on mutual agreement.
According to sources close to kick442.com, Aljoša Asanović was signed this morning of Tuesday 18 January 2021 in the conference hall of Zambia Football Federation.
The former Croatian midfielder with a wide range in the coaching career is expected to lead the team to glory filling all loopholes unclosed by his predecessors and henceforth get the team a qualification ticket to the African Cup of Nations and other international competitions.
Aljoša Asanović played for Croatia, France, Italy and England from 1984 to 2002, enjoying spells for both country and clubs before joining the coaching career. He featured for clubs such as Montpellier, Metz in France, Napoli in Italy, Derby County in England, Valladolid, Sydney United and Hajduk Split were he ended his playing days, scoring 90 goals in 388 appearances for clubs.
For country he played for Yugoslavia from 1987–1988, before joining Croatia National team from 1990-2000, netting thrice in 62 appearances.
As a coach, he has had stints with Croatia national team as an assistant, Lokomotiv Moscow, Al-Ittihad, Melbourne Knights in Australia, Technical Director with the Zambian National team and now head coach of the Chipolopolos.
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