Zambia international midfielder Chisamba Lungu has quit the Chipolopolo saying he is fed up warming the bench.
According to the Post of Zambia, the player has put the blame on coach George Lwandamina, saying he disrespects him.
Chisamba said it was a waste of taxpayers’ money to call him for their recent 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Guinea Bissau only for him to warm the bench.
“The technical bench has to check themselves because personally I did not think I will not play in that game,” said Lungu.
“I was disappointed, but I couldn’t show it and could not ask the coach why I was on the bench. The coach should have explained to me why I was on the bench but unfortunately the coach never told me anything. It was a waste of taxpayers’ money…
“Like I said before; if I am not in the plan of the coach please let me know. I respect his plan, it’s not that I have anything against him.
“That’s what [Herve] Renard used to do; each time you did something wrong, he would tell you. But the coach that we have now is just quiet which is so disrespectful on my part.
“If I am not in his plan he should not call me and I will respect that. I am not saying I am the best but calling me to warm the bench while small boys who are not experienced play is very disrespectful.
“Next time I will not come. Seriously I have decided not to come anymore.”