Wedson Nyirenda

Wedson Nyirenda (born 23 November 1966) is a Zambian football manager.

Playing careerEdit

He played as a striker for Nchanga Rangers and Power Dynamos in the MTN/FAZ Super Division.[1]

In 1993, he played for Kaizer Chiefs.[2]

Management careerEdit

He coached at Zesco United and Zanaco.[3]

Nyirenda was the head coach of the men's senior Zambian national football team having been appointed permanently in January 2017.[1] He resigned in May 2018.[4]

He was involved in the management of the Zambian Under-20 team that won both the Cosafa Under-20 Championship in South Africa and the African Youth Championship.[5]

He presided over the tail end of Zambia's senior national team 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, where they finished second in a group containing traditional heavyweights Nigeria, Algeria, and Cameroon.[6]

He led Zambia at the African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals. Under his management, the team beat Ivory Coast to top their group.[7] In the quarterfinal, they were upset by Sudan but were praised as having played "an attractive style of football".[8]

In April 2018, he was one of 77 applicants for the vacant Cameroon national team job.[9] In May 2018, he became the head coach of Baroka F.C..[10] Later on, he was appointed as the manager of Lusaka Dynamos in July 2020.[11]


Baroka FC


  1. ^ a b "FAZ appoint Nyirenda permanently News - Daily Sports Nigeria".
  2. ^ "Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Nyirenda takes over at Lusaka Dynamos". Yahoo! Sports. 14 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Wedson Nyirenda Appointed Zambia National Team Caretaker Coach". 15 September 2016.
  4. ^ Gondwe, Kennedy (24 May 2018). "Zambia national coach Wedson Nyirenda resigns". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Nyirenda predicts bright future for Zambia".
  6. ^ "Ambitious Chipolopolo gun for CHAN crown".
  7. ^ Cavell, Nick (8 April 2018). "CHAN 2018: Zambia top Group B despite draw with Namibia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  8. ^ Cavell, Nick (8 April 2018). "CHAN 2018: Sudan shock Zambia to reach semi-finals". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  9. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (23 April 2018). "77 applicants for vacant Cameroon coaching position". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Former Kaizer Chiefs Man, Wedson Nyirenda, Has Joined Baroka FC". Soccer Laduma. May 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Nyirenda takes over at Lusaka Dynamos |".