Zambia Under-20 coach has joined the Chipolopolo bench as assistant coach.
The 2017 U20 AFCON and 2016 COSAFA U20 Cup winning coach will be part of the bench for next week’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B doubleheader against Algeria.
Zambia will host Algeria on September 2 in Lusaka and play the final leg in Blida on September 5.
“I would like to announce the inclusion of Mr Beston Chambeshi to the team,” FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe said.
“This is an addition to the team that is already existing to the senior national team that includes Aggrey Chiyangi and Dabid Chilufya.”
Ponga added that Chambeshi’s status as Under-20 coach remains unchanged despite joining the senior setup as a deputy to Wedson Nyirenda.
Meanwhile, Ponga disclosed that Zambia will fly to Algeria on a charter flight immediately after the match.
“The team will travel to Algeria on the 2nd of September just after the game,” Ponga said.
“I am sure you are aware that the commitment to play the second leg is on the 5th (of September), so to avoid long delays that are caused by commercial travel, the team shall travel by charter.”
Meanwhile, Zambia head into next week’s qualifiers 3rd in Group B tied on 1 point with Algeria after two rounds played.
Nigeria and Cameroon are 1st and 2nd on two points and six points respectively.