Letter: FAZ Struggling To Pay Referees Handling Lower League Matches

Please hide my identity. Referees not getting paid. My favourite FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has only paid refs twice this season. Under the previous administration, refs got paid the whole amount due to them by the home teams. The Idea … Continued

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Please hide my identity. Referees not getting paid. My favourite FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has only paid refs twice this season. Under the previous administration, refs got paid the whole amount due to them by the home teams. The Idea of FAZ paying refs was rejected by all officiators anticipating problems which are happening now. Most refs proposed that FAZ gives money to teams who would intern pay refs. My question is when is FAZ gona pay refs? If so are they going to foot out the full bill? Its a pity that referees who are victims are those who officiate lower division teams. Refs close to FAZ [officials] handle Super Division teams where they get paid instantly and can never voice out cause they would want to consolidate their positions. I love Kamanga and I feel he is the right person to be in office right now. If we give Andrew the full term of 3 years in office he can take us far, but he should improve on paying refs. Me I belonging to team Kamanga. MC The post Letter: FAZ Struggling To Pay Referees Handling Lower League Matches appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Seven Star Shepolopolo Storm Cosafa Semis

Zambia has continued posting impressive results with the Women National Team qualifying to the semi finals of the Cosafa Castle Cup in Bulawayo Zimbabwe. The 7-1 goal fest against a hapless Madagascar saw Zambia grab a semi final place ahead … Continued

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Zambia has continued posting impressive results with the Women National Team qualifying to the semi finals of the Cosafa Castle Cup in Bulawayo Zimbabwe. The 7-1 goal fest against a hapless Madagascar saw Zambia grab a semi final place ahead of host nation Zimbabwe who drew 3-all with Malawi. A Mercy Zulu brace with solo goals for Grace Chanda, Player of the Match Barbara Banda, Rachael Nachula, Noria Sosala and Sharon Chileshe while Farafaniaina scored the consolation goal for Madagascar. Zambia beat Malawi 6-3 in their opening match and drew 1-all with Zimbabwe in the second match. Only top two in the three groups qualify to the semi finals while another slot will be available for the best second placed side. Zambia are the holders of the U-20, U-17 Cosafa crowns while the senior men national team were runners up at the regional championship. The post Seven Star Shepolopolo Storm Cosafa Semis appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zesco Clash With SuperSport United In CAF Tie

Zesco United will take on SuperSport United this evening at the Lucas Moripe Stadium defending Zambian pride in the CAF confederation Cup first leg quarterfinal clash. The Zambian envoys will be looking to doing better against South African opposition having … Continued

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Zesco United will take on SuperSport United this evening at the Lucas Moripe Stadium defending Zambian pride in the CAF confederation Cup first leg quarterfinal clash. The Zambian envoys will be looking to doing better against South African opposition having fallen at the semi final hurdle last year in the CAF Champions League against Mamelodi Sundowns. Zesco United who have become perennial campaigners on the continent have enough experience in his squad to ensure that they record a positive result. A spray of seasoned campaigners in Jesse Were will complement the youth of Lazarus Kambole and Burundi national David Kasirye in unlocking the SuperSport United defence. The stability of Kondwani Mtonga and Mischeck Chaila should give cover to the central defence manned by Ben Bahn and David Odhiambo while Fackson Kapumbu and Simon Silwimba will take the wing back positions. Skipper Jacob Banda will take up his familiar slot between the sticks hoping to keep a clean sheet. Kickoff is at 19:00 hours with the match live on pay television channel SuperSport. The return leg is on September 23 in Ndola at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium with the winner over two legs qualifying to the semi finals. Full Squad: Goalkeepers Jacob Banda, Lameck Nyangu Defenders Ben Adama Banh, David Owino Odhiambo, Simon Silwimba, Marcel Kalonde, Fackson Kapumbu,Daut Musekwa Midfielders MwapeMwelwa, John Ching’andu,Kondwani Mtonga, Misheck Chaila Strikers Jesse Jackson Were, Lazarous Kambole, Dave Daka, Davies Kasirye, Maybin Kalengo (SOURCE: FAZ Media) The post Zesco Clash With SuperSport United In CAF Tie appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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FAZ Appoints Presidential Legal Aide As Appeals Committee Chairman

FAZ has appointed State House legal advisor Sukwana Lukangaba as Appeals Committee chairperson. Lukangaba, who until his latest appointment served as chairperson of the FAZ Electoral Committee, will head the three-man body. Respected former referee Joseph Nkole and Isaac Nonde … Continued

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FAZ has appointed State House legal advisor Sukwana Lukangaba as Appeals Committee chairperson. Lukangaba, who until his latest appointment served as chairperson of the FAZ Electoral Committee, will head the three-man body. Respected former referee Joseph Nkole and Isaac Nonde are the other Appeals Committee members. Nkole is also former FAZ executive committee member having served under Teddy Mulonga’s leadership from 2004 to 2008. According to a circular addressed to affiliates and signed by FAZ by general secretary Ponga Liwewe, the Appeals Committee is expected to hold its first sitting soon. “This serves to advise all clubs that following the successful migration from the old to the new FAZ constitution and the near conclusion of the transitory phase, a new appeals committee has been appointed. “The committee will be sitting immediately to clear all outstanding cases,†the statement reads in part. FAZ did however not indicate whether the trio had been subjected to an integrity check by either the Audit and Compliance Committee or the Ethics Committee as stipulated in article 58 (3) of the revised constitution. There is also no public record showing that FAZ has constituted both the Audit and Compliance and Ethics Committee. The Lukangaba led committee will have to be ratified by the FAZ council as per article 58 (4) of the revised constitution. Source: Augustine Mukoka [Facebook] The post FAZ Appoints Presidential Legal Aide As Appeals Committee Chairman appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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FAZ Abandons Bogus Kit Supplier Mafro

FAZ has announced it is terminating the contract with kit supplier Mafro. Mafro, a Singaporean firm, has embarrassingly failed to honour its pledge to dress the national team and meet other obligations. The pretence by the Football Association of Zambia … Continued

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FAZ has announced it is terminating the contract with kit supplier Mafro. Mafro, a Singaporean firm, has embarrassingly failed to honour its pledge to dress the national team and meet other obligations. The pretence by the Football Association of Zambia around the Mafro shirt deal came to an end with the contract terminated. Since the launch of the deal with the Singapore based firm in May, FAZ has been putting up a false sense of serenity when the deal has proved mediocre with national teams not properly kitted. In June there was a deal signed for supply of replica jerseys but to date nothing has been delivered. BELOW IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT FAZ TERMINATES MAFRO DEAL Football Association of Zambia PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release) Football House, Lusaka 8th September, 2017 FAZ terminates MAFRO deal Following the agreement between the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and kit supplier MAFRO signed in 2017, FAZ wishes to announce a review of the partnership The contract between FAZ and MAFRO was based on the premise that either parties would meet their obligations to the other. Despite agreement for the provision of playing kit and replica jerseys, MAFRO has only partially fulfilled its obligation with regard to playing kit and similarly not been able to meet their delivery schedule for replica kits. MAFRO is therefore in breach of contract by their failure to meet these and several other conditions set out. These matters have been brought to their attention and they have been given several opportunities to redress the situation to no avail. In view of the current status, FAZ has begun discussions with other potential partners. This decision by FAZ to discontinue the partnership with MAFRO will be followed by a claim for loss of business due to MAFRO’s inability to adhere to the contract and FAZ will be seeking legal redress. FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA Desmond Katongo COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER The post FAZ Abandons Bogus Kit Supplier Mafro appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kamanga Stakes Euro Camp for Chipolopolo

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says the Chipolopolo boys may camp in Europe ahead of the must win October 7 Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter against Nigeria. Kamanga told Fazfootball.com that 2017 had so far been an exciting year on … Continued

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FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says the Chipolopolo boys may camp in Europe ahead of the must win October 7 Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter against Nigeria. Kamanga told Fazfootball.com that 2017 had so far been an exciting year on the soccer calendar with national teams across the stream delivering results. “We have only got four weeks before the Nigeria game, so we are looking at options in terms of where we can camp the team and get the best value. As you know some of the players are already in Europe, they did not come with us they have gone back. We may see it fit to camp the team in Europe so that it is easier to prepare the team adequately and it is actually shorter to go into Europe from Nigeria,†Kamanga said. The FAZ boss said that Zambia could draw motivation from being the only team in Group B that had never been to the World Cup. “We are putting in every effort to make sure that this team is adequately prepared as we face Nigeria, which for me is the do or die game whoever wins that game will be assured of going to Russia 2018,†he said. “But most interestingly in this group, we are the only ones who have never been to the World Cup, but with the favour we continue to draw on we should be able to qualify, come November because we have the advantage of playing Cameroun in the final round.†He added: “So the must win game is Nigeria, and I think the team has demonstrated the capacity to win away from home. It was not an easy game, Algeria is a highly rated team, they have got a lot of skilful players and I think our team was up to the task and I think they put in a marvellous performance.†He hailed the blend of experienced players from the 2012 Africa Cup winning side, local players that campaigned at the Cosafa and also the CHAN group and under-20 stars that gelled to see off Algeria over two legs. “Hats off to the technical bench, we have had issues around player selection but now I think the coach was really spoilt for selection and I think we have now raised the level of competition for the senior national team because the players from the under-20 are also knocking,†he said. “We have blended the team with players from the CHAN, Cosafa as well as those playing in Europe so it is a very good mix. There are players who are still there I think Stoppilla Sunzu, Chisamba Lungu and Kennedy Mweene who has done a fantastic job to take the younger ones under his wing.†Kamanga said that 2017 was proving a successful year on the football calendar. “This year has been a very exciting year looking at the results that we have achieved, starting with the U-20 who won the Africa Cup and went to compete at the World Cup where they finished in the quarter final. The senior team also finished second in the Cosafa, qualified to the CHAN and we had the U-17 finishing as Cosafa champions,†he said. “The senior team in earnest has done very well in this stage of the World Cup qualifiers, we are just three points behind Nigeria with two games to go. The Chipolopolo will be away in Uyo to table toppers Nigeria in a Group B encounter. Nigeria has 10 points while second placed Zambia has seven points with Cameroun lying third with three points while Algeria are rock bottom with a point. (Source: FAZ Media) The post Kamanga Stakes Euro Camp for Chipolopolo appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema Salutes Chipolopolo: Double Win Over Algeria Remarkable

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says Zambia’s 1-0 win away to Algeria was remarkable. Commenting on Chipolopolo’s revived dream of a maiden World Cup appearance, Hichilema says beating Algeria before their home fans was historic. “What a remarkable and historic victory … Continued

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Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says Zambia’s 1-0 win away to Algeria was remarkable. Commenting on Chipolopolo’s revived dream of a maiden World Cup appearance, Hichilema says beating Algeria before their home fans was historic. “What a remarkable and historic victory by our Chipolopolo boys against Algeria,” he said after a dramatic night for Zambia. Striker Patson Daka scored the all important goal in the 66th minute. Chipolopolo completed a double over Algeria winning 3-1 on Saturday and wrapping it with a 1-0 return leg result on Tuesday night. It is the first time Zambia beat Algeria in World Cup pairings. “It was exciting watching this game where history has been made as I think it has been over 30 years since we last beat Algeria at their home ground if my memory serves me right. “Our boys need all the support especially that the group we are in has some of the highly rated teams in Africa,” he said. Hichilema congratulated the team, the technical bench and FAZ officials for working towards the success. Zambia can top Group B and qualify to the World Cup with victory over Nigeria in Uyo and Cameroon in Lusaka. The team is second, three points behind leaders Nigeria. PICTURE CREDIT: Musonda Chibulu [Facebook] The post Hichilema Salutes Chipolopolo: Double Win Over Algeria Remarkable appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Wedson Nyirenda Inspires Zambia’s World Cup Dream Back To Life

Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has posted a historic feat inspiring Chipolopolo to a first 100% record over Algeria in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Striker Patson Daka’s 66th minute goal confirmed Zambia’s back-to-back wins over Algeria in Group B … Continued

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Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has posted a historic feat inspiring Chipolopolo to a first 100% record over Algeria in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Striker Patson Daka’s 66th minute goal confirmed Zambia’s back-to-back wins over Algeria in Group B of the qualifiers. Zambia, who beat Algeria 3-1 on Saturday, now need victory in Nigeria on October 7 and in Lusaka against Cameroon to seal a spot for a place at the Russia World Cup. Nigeria lead Group B with 10 points while Zambia is in second place on seven points with Cameroon in third on three points while Algeria occupy the bottom place with a single point. It’s the first time Zambia has defeated Algeria over two legs in a World Cup qualifying series. Source: bolazambia The post Wedson Nyirenda Inspires Zambia’s World Cup Dream Back To Life appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Salutes Victorious Chipolopolo

President Edgar Lungu has saluted Zambia’s Chipolopolo for beating Algeria 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday. President Lungu also congratulated FAZ president Andrew Kamanga and coach Wedson Nyirenda for their efforts in guiding … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has saluted Zambia’s Chipolopolo for beating Algeria 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday. President Lungu also congratulated FAZ president Andrew Kamanga and coach Wedson Nyirenda for their efforts in guiding the team to victory. “As patron of Football Association of Zambia, I wish to congratulate the Zambia National team for a splendid performance which results to the 3-1 victory against Algeria National Team in the yesterday’s match played in Lusaka. “I wish to further congratulate The President of FAZ and his entire bench for this victory. You worked hard to equip the team with all necessary skills. “To the team, Keep up the good work and always remember to work together as a team. You’ve made us proud,” he says. Meanwhile, The Zambia National Soccer Team has left for Algeria ahead of Tuesday’s Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup return leg qualifier against the Desert Foxes in Constantine. Barely eight hours after having comprehensively defeated Algeria 3-1 at National Heroes Stadium before a sold out crowd, the team took a flight to Constantine. Russia based striker Fashion Sakala has stayed behind after having been red carded in Saturday match against Algeria. The team left aboard a chartered aircraft operated by Rwan Air six minutes after midnight and was expected to make a brief stopover in Kigali before heading to Constantine. Sports Minister Moses Mawere, FAZ president Andrew Kamanga and hordes of supporters joined the team on the aircraft with the players bubbling with confidence. The eight hour flight will see the team arrive in Constantine around 09:00 hours Zambian time. Zambia revived its interest in World Cup qualifiers with their victory over the Desert Foxes to move to second position in Group B. Nigeria tops the group on nine points with Zambia having four points while Cameroun is third with two points. FULL SQUAD Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco) Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos). Kennedy Mweene (Sundowns FC) DEFENDERS: Donashano Malama (Nkana FC), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco FC), Fackson Kapumbu (Zesco United FC) Stoppila Sunzu (Arsenal Tula FC), Isaac Shamujompa (Power Dynamos), Rodrick Kabwe (Ajax Cape Town FC), Simon Silwimba (Zesco United FC), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes FC), MIDFIELDERS: Misheck Chaila (Zesco United FC), Emmanauel Banda (Oostende FC). Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United FC), John Chin’gandu (Zesco United FC), Enock Mwepu (FC Liefering), Enerst Mbewe (Zanaco FC), Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco FC), Chisamba Lungu (Alanyaspor FC-Turkey), STRIKERS Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg), Brian Mwila (Platinum Stars), Justin Shonga (Nkhwazi FC), Alex N’gonga (Power Dynamos FC) The post Pres. Lungu Salutes Victorious Chipolopolo appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chipolopolo: That Awkward Moment That Interferes With A Good Day

It was a good day at the office for Zambia’s Chipolopolo as they defeated Algeria 3-1 on Saturday. Congratulations FAZ and the boys for a fine performance. The victory should have passed without any distraction. That awkward moment reappeared when … Continued

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It was a good day at the office for Zambia’s Chipolopolo as they defeated Algeria 3-1 on Saturday. Congratulations FAZ and the boys for a fine performance. The victory should have passed without any distraction. That awkward moment reappeared when the cameras zoomed in on Zambian defender Stophilla Sunzu. Inscriptions on Sunzu’s jersey were dropping, literally. No one should seek to dilute that victory with anything else, but we have to face it. Mafro is a failed project. The sooner we admit Mafro has ripped us off the better we can recover from this raw deal. Let’s look at it this way. Zambia is 2012 Africa Cup champion, 2017 Africa U-20 champions and FIFA World Cup 2017 quarter finalists. The same Under-20 carry the COSAFA 2016 champions tag. Zambia is also Under-17 COSAFA champions (2017). Add 2017 COSAFA Senior Challenge runners up and 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finalists. That’s not an average curriculum vitae. And to end up with a kit supplier that is not ticking should worry us all. The Sunzu moment was nothing, but a very awkward moment with the potential to dent our image. It had nothing to do with the type of screen printing. A poor-quality outfit cannot be easily decorated. Three months into the Mafro deal, the best the Singapore company could do for us is throw a jersey in our direction that make us look like a double orphan. Coming to replicas, the streets of Zambia were littered with fong-kong. There is no better moment to cash in on national team paraphernalia than when Chipolopolo is hosting such big matches. With a game as huge a profile as Algeria in a World Cup qualifier, FAZ missed an opportunity to maximise on revenue. Selling a minimum of 50, 000 (the capacity of Heroes) replica jerseys at K100 could easily have given FAZ at least K5 million revenue. We let it pass. Congratulations to those genius entrepreneurs who littered Lusaka and other places with the unauthorised substitutes that helped us celebrate the win. It made us stand out in the absence of the ‘genuine’ replica. The post Chipolopolo: That Awkward Moment That Interferes With A Good Day appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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