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‘Defend COSAFA Cup’

By GODFREY DUBETHE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has challenged the Chipolopolo to defend the 2024 Hollywoodbets sponsored COSAFA Championship that swings into action tomorrow in South Africa.And assistant coach Mwenya Chipepo assured the fans that the team would do everything possible to defend the title and win it for an eighth unprecedented time.Zambia, the […]

U17 lasses draw Japan, Brazil, Poland in World Cup

By RONALD CHAWE – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says the under-17 women team will be good enough for any challenge at the World Cup following draws that pitted Carol Kanyemba’s side against former Champions Japan, among others.Draws conducted on Saturday night saw Zambia placed in Group D alongside Japan, Poland and Brazil.FAZ general […]

FIFA injects $10m in Zambian football

By GODFREY DUBE – THE world football governing body, FIFA has invested US$10 million in the construction of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) technical centre and a new Football House headquarters to be located in Chongwe.The $10m memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed at the State House yesterday.The new technical Centre will have modern […]

FAZ AGM on cards

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDATHE aborted Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will finally go ahead before the end of this month, Sports Minister Elvis Nkandu has revealed.Speaking in an interview in Ndola, the minister said the AGM would go ahead even before the warring football parties fully resolved their issues.This revelation is coming […]

‘We just have to win’ …as FAZ urges fans

By GODFREY DUBE – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has asked fans to be at their best behaviour and desist from the stone age behaviour of throwing missiles on the pitch ahead of the crucial World Cup qualifier against Tanzania this evening.FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said fans should avoid throwing objects on the pitch […]

Govt demands quick investigation into alleged biased Chipolopolo team selection …as Sakala’s story unsettles FAWUZ

By RONALD CHAWE – GOVERNMENT has called for a quick investigation into the allegations made by striker Fashion Sakala concerning team selection by Chipolopolo coach Avarm Grant.This follows a leaked audio conversation with Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) communications manager Sydney Mungala in which the Saudi Arabia based forward claimed his only sin against Grant […]

FAZ court case closed!

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – DAMIANO Mutale has opted to withdraw the case against the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) from court, putting an end to the impasse that has seen world football governing body (FIFA) threaten to ban Zambia.According to a Consent to Discontinue Matter from the Ndola High Court and granted by Judge Greenwell […]

Out of court cheers Mulonga

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – FORMER Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Teddy Mulonga is relieved to see the warring parties behind Zambia’s latest football impasse agree to resolve their grievances away from courts of law.While Mulonga was happy there are meetings ongoing away from the ordinary courts, he reminded the two parties to familiarise themselves […]

FAZ rules behind tiff

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE amendments to the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Constitution in 2023 has caused the latest impasse in Zambian football. This also led to a court injunction that stopped the FAZ annual general meeting (AGM) from taking place on April 27, this year. According to court documents obtained by Times Sports, […]

‘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 […]

FAZ hearing deferred …as Kazabu calls for ‘ceasefire’ through proper channel

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE ruling on whether the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) should go ahead or not will have to wait for one more week after the Ndola High Court yesterday adjourned the inter-parte hearing.The reasons for adjourning the hearing to Thursday next week is that the plaintiff, Damiano […]

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 […]

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 […]

FAZ AGM fails!

By ELIAS CHIPEPO – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says the country has to be ready to bear the full consequences of the FIFA sanctions after yesterday’s annual general meeting failed to take off due to a court order.This was after High Court Judge Greenwell Malumani threw out the FAZ application to discharge the […]

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 […]

FAZ bigwigs nabbed!

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga and general secretary Reuben Kamanga for money laundering offences.The two were jointly charged with Madalitso Kamanga and Jarious Siame for several offences including obtaining money by false pretences contrary to Section 309 of the Penal Code […]

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 […]

FAZ sets AGM date

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has set April 27 as the date for the national annual general meeting (AGM).FAZ communications manager Sydney Mungala said in an interview yesterday that preparations for the AGM were on course with the provincial AGM’s already underway to culminate into the national AGM.Mungala said the […]

Copper Queens’ striker Betani dies

By SANDRA MWILA – FIRST Lady Mutinta Hichilema says a bright shining light has left this world following the death of Copper Queens and Indeni Roses striker Norin Betani.And the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has expressed sadness at the death of Betani while her club manager at Indeni Roses Elestina Phiri says her death […]

It was a thrilling experience – Chikotesha

By SANDRA MWILA – ASSISTANT referee Diana Chikotesha says officiating at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) was a thrilling experience.Chikotesha, who made history when she became the first female on-pitch match official to feature in a men’s AFCON final on Sunday, said in an interview yesterday upon arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International […]