Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya believes Africa coaches do not get the needed support from their countries when given appointments to handle national teams.
Bwalya speaking to GTV Sports noted that many African coaches are hired to handle their national teams but are left to their fate after that.
“Salaries delay or not paid at all, they are always under pressure and not given enough time to deliver.
“You employ a coach today and after five matches we start giving them pressure and these are some of the reasons they fail to perform,” he added.
The Zambian legend noted that the story of Stephen Keshie former Togo and Nigerian coach is a clear indication that, African coaches are capable of performing when given the opportunity.
He noted that Keshie who qualified both Togo and Nigeria to the FIFA World demonstrated that he had what it takes to perform at any level.
“We have a lot of quality African coaches who are capable of doing what Keshie but we must support them and avoid putting unnecessary pressure on them.
“In fact, i can’t figure out why African coaches are not supported to work. I think going forward we have to find reasons why and also make a conscious effort to give them the necessary support,” he added.