Zambians should not be happy of that. First country with which he won the AFCON, no Chipolopolo is among the top 11 players trained by Hervé Renard.
The current Saudi Arabian coach was speaking last weekend on TV3 in Ghana. Maybe his eleven is looking good but does not show any 2012 African champion. On the other hand, there are 6 Ghanaians, including the goalkeeper Richard Kingson, Michael Essien and Asamoah Gyan. A selection with which he was only assistant coach beside Claude Le Roy.
Also winner of 2015 AFCON with Ivory Coast, Renard puts 3 Elephants in his team. Brothers Touré (Kolo and Yaya) and Siaka Tiéné ; then 2 Moroccans with Mehdi Benatia and Ashraf Hakimi. It was the last selection he coached on the continent before leaving for Saudi Arabia.
In addition, the French technician displays Jordan Ayew, Gervinho and Belhanda on the bench.