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Football Association of Zambia (FAZ)

‘Silence not a sign of weakness’

By RONALD CHAWE – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says football disputes can never be resolved through the courts of law as prescribed by FIFA in its statutes.However, Kamanga says the association has remained open to finding a solution to the ongoing impasse.Writing in his weekly column ‘President’s Corner’, Kamanga said FIFA […]

It’s not our baby – MUZA

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – MTN Super Division side, Maestro United Zambia (MUZA) FC, says it is not part of the court process that has seen the 2024 Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) annual general meeting postponed indefinitely.In a four-paged letter addressed to FAZ General Secretary Reuben Kamanga, MUZA Secretary Joel Kabika regretted the matter had […]

Common sense will prevail – Kamanga

By RONALD CHAWE – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga is positive Zambia will avert a ban from the world football governing body (FIFA) following consultations with ‘critical’ stakeholders.In his weekly column, the President’s Corner, Kamanga said Football House had been in touch with all critical stakeholders to ensure a quick resolution to […]

Gabon heroes, KK remembered

By ELIAS CHIPEPO – ZAMBIA today commemorates the 31st anniversary of the Gabon Air Disaster that claimed the lives of the national team players, officials and the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) crew including a journalist in what is expected to be another low key event at the Heroes Acre.Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew […]

AGM goes ahead – FIFA

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA risks suspension from the world football Governing Body (FIFA) should today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) not go ahead as ordered by the Ndola High Court, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has warned.According to a FAZ statement released yesterday and quoting a letter from FIFA, Zambia would be ‘disfellowshipped’ from […]

FIFA cracks whip

By SANDRA MWILA – THE world football governing body, FIFA has placed a restriction on the Football Association of Zambia’s (FAZ) right to receive a percentage of development funding following failure to pay former Chipolopolo coach Aljoša Asanović his dues.FIFA had ordered FAZ to pay the Croatian over US$1 million for firing him barely eight […]

Refs seek pay rise

By SANDRA MWILA – REFEREES are demanding for an increase in allowances and are calling for standardisation in transport refund as the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) attends to some of the grievances that lead to boycott of some games in some provincial leagues.Referee Rodrick Ng’andu, who is representing the match officials, said in an […]

Kafuli to act as FAZ referee boss

By ELIAS CHIPEPO – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says former FIFA referee Derrick Kafuli emerged as an ideal candidate to fill up the position of referees’ manager given the delicate process of restoring the integrity of the refereeing space.Kafuli’s appointment as acting referees manager comes in the wake of the suspension slapped on […]

‘Be exemplary’

By RONALD CHAWE – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says it expects exemplary officiating from referees as the Zambian Premier League enters the second round.FAZ general secretary Reuben Kamanga said in an interview that the association expected match officials to be objective in running the affairs of the game and Football House would be […]

‘We’ve learnt lessons’

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says lessons have been picked from the heart-breaking early exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.Writing in his weekly column, the ‘President’s Corner’, FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said while the early exit was disappointing, the experience from the outing had […]

It was a great performance defensive-wise – Daka

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA forward Patson Daka has hailed the Chipolopolo defensive performance against DR Cong on Wednesday night describing it ‘great’.Speaking in an interview with FAZ Media, The Leicester City forward said coming off with a point in a game Zambia hardly created scoring opportunities was a good thing.“I would say it was […]

Kopa goes ‘kuchalo’

By SANDRA MWILA – AS the Kopa brand continues to grow and cross borders, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) yesterday signed a three-year distribution deal with Nostalgia Solutions that will see the product distributed in North America.The two parties yesterday signed the three year deal for an undisclosed fee with an option of extension.Speaking […]

FAZ bans referee

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has suspended one match official involved in an MTN Super Division Week 17 game between Kabwe Warriors and MUZA last weekend.During the game, Warriors scored in the 88th minute but the goal was erroneously called back for offside.Maimba Katiti was the main referee of the […]

Adapt to modern trends, Kamanga implores refs

By SANDRA MWILA – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga has implored coaches to adapt to modern trends in the game and has commended the Zambia Football Association Coaches (ZAFCA) for the initiative to host the first ever physical training course.Kamanga said this during the opening of the four days ZAFCA/Major Sports Institute […]

FAZ to deal with ‘logic-defying’ refs >calls – Kamanga

By RONALD CHAWE – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says his administration remains committed to preserving the integrity of the game through high-quality officiating.Speaking at the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) consultative workshop at Southern Sun Hotel yesterday, Kamanga said one way of achieving this is ramping up the training of officials […]

FAZ should act!

THE continued acts of hooliganism in the Zambia Premier League leaves a lot to be desired especially for a country that prides itself as a giant in football.The continued harassment of match officials and attack on team bus warrants stiffer punishments on fans to help curb this growing disease that is denting the image of […]

Police identify seven masterminds behind referee’s beating

By JULIUS PHIRI – SEVEN suspects have been identified as having been behind the beating of referee Frank Phiri and his assistants during the FAZ Eastern Province League match between Chipata City Council and Mikalile FC at the David Kaunda Stadium.Phiri, his first assistant Elemiya Phiri and second assistant referee Watch Zulu had to run […]

It’s now Kopa match balls

By RONALD CHAWE – THE Kopa football will from now on be the official match ball for all football leagues in the country.Making the announcement yesterday, FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said the Kopa ball would be manufactured by Reliable Utilities Zambia Limited (RUZ) and was a FIFA-approved quality ball.For starters, Football House would give all […]

Icon Tom Mtine interred

By JULIUS PHIRI – GOVERNMENT says the late football administrator Tom Mtine contributed immensely towards the development of the country.Eastern Province permanent secretary Paul Thole said during the burial of Mtine, who was the first indigenous Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president, at Lukhalo village in Chief Mnukwa in Chipangali District yesterday that the late […]

Sponsorship headache gone – Kamanga

By SANDRA MWILA – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga has expressed delight at the signing of a partnership deal with FredRobie Concept Zambia to sponsor the National Division One Play- Offs worth K1.5 million for a period of five years.Kamanga was elated because this was an area he said gave his executive […]