Moses Sichone has made a surprise return home to work for the Football Association of Zambia.

The German-based ex-midfielder who had a difficult relationship with FAZ during his playing career and also shunned Chipolopolo call-ups has been appointed technical director.

“I have accepted this job because of the love I have for Zambia,” Sichone said during his unveiling as technical director at Football House in Lusaka.

“It is my objective to use this position to help improve the standards of the game. I thank FAZ for entrusting me with such a task.”

Sichone began his career at Chambishi before moving to Nchanga Rangers was he won the league title with the Chingola club in 1998.

He later embarked on a successful professional career in the Bundesliga where he played for three-time German champions FC Koln.

Alemannia Aachen and Kickers Offenbach are the other German clubs the one-time Zambia captain Sichone played for.