Kamanga Holds Press Briefing

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga this morning held a press briefing. READ HIS FULL STATEMENT Football Association of Zambia PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release) Football House, Lusaka 3rd November, 2017 FAZ PRESIDENT’S MEDIA UPDATE Following the Football Association of Zambia Executive … Continued

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FAZ president Andrew Kamanga this morning held a press briefing. READ HIS FULL STATEMENT Football Association of Zambia PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release) Football House, Lusaka 3rd November, 2017 FAZ PRESIDENT’S MEDIA UPDATE Following the Football Association of Zambia Executive Committee meeting of 28th October, 2017, I am pleased to brief the media on the following developments: 1. Referees The recent match officiating controversies in the league have not escaped the notice of the Executive Committee and corrective measures are being taken to rectify the situation. The referees’ department will be strengthened by the support of additional human resource and external support from partner Football Associations in the field of training. Further, integrity remains an integral part of the game and the FAZ executive will not allow fair play to be compromised. 2. Sponsorship and League Management I wish to thank all club sponsors for their role in building Zambian football to where it is today. The Zambian game has been built on the back of their commitment through many difficult times in the past. The Football Association of Zambia recognizes their role and partnership in building our beloved game. FAZ sponsors, MTN, Barclays Bank, First National Bank and SuperSport must have special mention as they have been with us when we went through the difficult process or rebuilding the team, to today, when the fruits of this rebuilding are now being seen. It has always been the intention of this executive committee to de-link the League’s from the Football Association of Zambia. This is standard and best-practice worldwide, and Zambia should be no exception. It is our belief that this decision will go a long way towards making our league’s attractive to more sponsorship opportunities, including some that have already been presented to the Association. Before the renegotiations of the MTN league sponsorship, we will engage all stakeholders, particularly our members whose input is critical to structuring a deal that meets their needs and the current business environment. Further, the league will function in a fully professional manner, with little disturbance or interruption in the programme. This new structure will create a multitude of sponsorship opportunities for corporate partners to associate with the national teams at all levels. The Association will focus on managing all national teams as well as provide regulatory oversight in line with the statues and regulations. A working committee will be appointed immediately after the end of the 2017 season to undertake this assignment and provide the implementation timeline. 3. Registration of Players The Association continues to face legacy challenges dating back to 2014, regarding registration for both local and foreign players in the leagues’. This unfortunate position arises from failure within the Registrar’s office to follow the correct regulations regarding player registration. An amnesty to streamline the correction of all anomalies was extended to all clubs to normalize registration. New regulations for foreign players will be introduced to ensure that the leagues’ attract quality players from outside the country. 4. Audit and Compliance Committee The association has with immediate effect appointed members of the Audit and Compliance Committee. The committee will be responsible for monitoring financial activity, and ensuring compliance with FAZ regulations. The committee members will be announced once the eligibility process is concluded. 5. Ethics Committee The association has with immediate effect appointed members of the Ethics Committee. The functions of the ethics committee shall be governed by the Code of ethics of FAZ. The Ethics Committee may pronounce the sanctions described in the Statutes, the Code of Ethics, and the Disciplinary Code of FAZ. The committee members will be announced once the eligibility process is concluded. 6. Staffing Changes The General Secretary will, in the next few days, announce changes in the secretariat to streamline operations and to ensure that it implements the vision of the executive. In line with my constitutional mandate, I will assess the impact of the reorganization and, if necessary, make additional changes. Furthermore, the implementation of FAZ offices in the ten provinces will start immediately after the close of the 2017 season. As you will appreciate, the constitution was revised earlier this year and the association has to proceed with the implementation of various changes. For and on behalf of: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA Andrew Ndanga Kamanga PRESIDENT The post Kamanga Holds Press Briefing appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Liking the Unlikable

He is a leader of the opposition in Zambia. He is too greedy for my liking He is too selfish for my liking He has overlost elections for my liking He’s too fool or sorry full for my liking He’s … Continued

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He is a leader of the opposition in Zambia. He is too greedy for my liking He is too selfish for my liking He has overlost elections for my liking He’s too fool or sorry full for my liking He’s too unsociable for my liking He’s too crooked for my liking He’s too politically misplaced for my liking He’s too illogical for my liking He’s too hard hearted for my liking He’s too difficult for my liking He’s too pompous for my liking Mmmmmmmmmm But I like his voice projection especially lately. I envy his business acumen God for us all By Hon. KJ The post Letter: Liking the Unlikable appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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The Iphone X Represents Apple’s Second Attempt At the ‘New Luxury’ – Expert

[Namibia Economist] Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone X sets a new gold standard for the next decade of iPhones. Coming hot on the heels of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8Plus, the iPhone X steals the show despite sharing nearly identical internal hardware, ac…

[Namibia Economist] Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone X sets a new gold standard for the next decade of iPhones. Coming hot on the heels of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8Plus, the iPhone X steals the show despite sharing nearly identical internal hardware, according to digital trends.com, cell phone review.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Three Gicumbi District Officials Held Over Forgery

[New Times] Police in Gicumbi district are investigating circumstances under which three people, including the executive secretary, allegedly colluded to forge documents in a bid to embezzle public funds.

[New Times] Police in Gicumbi district are investigating circumstances under which three people, including the executive secretary, allegedly colluded to forge documents in a bid to embezzle public funds.

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High Court Rejects Bail Appeal By Suspect in City Pastor Murder Trial

[New Times] The High Court in Kigali has rejected an appeal for bail made by Drake Mugisha, the estranged husband of Pastor Maggie Mutesi who was found dead in her home on September 10.

[New Times] The High Court in Kigali has rejected an appeal for bail made by Drake Mugisha, the estranged husband of Pastor Maggie Mutesi who was found dead in her home on September 10.

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Statement – Shadow of the Secrecy Bill – No to SSA Censorship Threats!

[R2K] R2K rejects the State Security Agency’s desperate threats against the publishers of The President’s Keepers, written by veteran investigative journalist Jacques Pauw.

[R2K] R2K rejects the State Security Agency's desperate threats against the publishers of The President's Keepers, written by veteran investigative journalist Jacques Pauw.

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Eastern Cape Cooperative Governance On Local Economic Development Partnership Summit

[Govt of SA] Political stability in municipalities is one of the key prerequisites to attract investors to create jobs and grow the local economy. This was the view of the Cogta MEC Fikile Xasa at the end of the three (3) day Local Economic Development…

[Govt of SA] Political stability in municipalities is one of the key prerequisites to attract investors to create jobs and grow the local economy. This was the view of the Cogta MEC Fikile Xasa at the end of the three (3) day Local Economic Development (LED) Partnership Summit held in Buffalo City Metro Municipality.

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DA Concerned About Mining Safety At Mponeng Mine

[DA] The DA is concerned by news of yet another underground incident at the Mponeng mine in Carltonville. The latest incident, in which two miners were killed, follows two more fatalities at the same mine two weeks ago.

[DA] The DA is concerned by news of yet another underground incident at the Mponeng mine in Carltonville. The latest incident, in which two miners were killed, follows two more fatalities at the same mine two weeks ago.

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Egypt Says Discovery of Void Inside Khufu’s Pyramid Needs More Study

[Egypt Online] The Ministry of Antiquities on Thursday denounced hasty publication of a study on mysterious void discovered in Egypt’s Great Pyramid by researchers of the Scan Pyramids project.

[Egypt Online] The Ministry of Antiquities on Thursday denounced hasty publication of a study on mysterious void discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid by researchers of the Scan Pyramids project.

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Egypt’s Bourse Gains 10.8 Billion Pounds in Week – Indices Up

[Egypt Online] The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) gained 10.8 billion pounds this week as the market capital went up 1.4 percent to 780.7 billion pounds compared to 769.9 billion pounds in the previous week.

[Egypt Online] The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) gained 10.8 billion pounds this week as the market capital went up 1.4 percent to 780.7 billion pounds compared to 769.9 billion pounds in the previous week.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt