Zambia/Ghana: Renard Set to Quit After Ghana Clash

renardZambia’s Herve Renard has all but revealed he is leaving his job after September 6 when Chipolopolo play Ghana in a 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifier in Kumasi.

In what is an act of conceding defeat or failure to progress to the final round of qualification, the Frenchman is preparing the minds of Zambians for the worst.

Chipolopolo must win in Ghana as either a draw or defeat will end the road to Brazil for the 2012 African champions.

Speaking during a press briefing, Renard said there were people in Zambia whose target was to bring him down but noted that he had shamed them by winning the Cosafa Cup hosted by Zambia.

“My only good response was to win the trophy (Cosafa) and I think I did well to keep quiet,” he said of his media blackout prior to the regional tournament.

“… last Saturday lot of people were waiting for me to fail, but unfortunately for them I didn’t, maybe some people are tired to see the Muzungu [white man] on top of the Chipolopolo so I am sorry for that.”

He said the tie in Kumasi could decide his next destination.

“We have another big rendezvous sometime in September, and maybe after the game of September I will decide what I want to do for my future and this country and people will also decide what they are going to do with me,” he said.

“But I think that you will realize the job that we did with Patrice my assistant when we will be very far from this country.”

Renard, “This is what happens in life we appreciate the people more when they are far, because you realize maybe they were not so bad. I am telling you in advance what will happen in future.”
Renard has confided in close associates that defeat will mark the end of his marriage with Chipolopolo.

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