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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 […]

We’re qualifying, Futsal coach upbeat

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA coach Andrea Christoforetti has expressed confidence that his players will overturn the 3-2 deficit against Mozambique this Saturday and qualify for the Morocco 2024 Futsal Africa Cup of Nations.Christoforetti said in an interview yesterday after Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) general secretary Reuben Kamanga visited the team during training at […]

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 […]

Which is which? Grant denies attacking FAZ

By ELIAS CHIPEPO – CHIPOLOPOLO coach Avram Grant has warned people against using his name to create a rift with his employers, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ).This follows an online publication purporting he was dissatisfied with FAZ’s travel and training arrangements in the build-up to the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.Grant was […]

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 […]

Kopa replica sales boom – FAZ

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has seen a boom in sales of the Kopa replica kit for the national men’s football team.Speaking in an interview, FAZ general secretary Reuben Kamanga said individuals and institutions have purchased the Kopa jersey and many other […]

IG sends out warning over fake KoPa replicas

LUSAKA- INSPECTOR General of Police Grapheal Musamba has assured the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) that police will crack down on individuals and organisations involved in the production, sale and distribution of fake KoPa replicas on the market.Musamba says intellectual property crimes cost FAZ millions of Kwacha in losses and police will not hesitate to […]

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 […]

Chipolopolo begin AFCON preps

By SANDRA MWILA – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says talks are ongoing with some corporate companies to take up some aspects of sponsorship to make the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) journey more memorable as the Chipolopolo kick start their preparations today.Writing in his weekly column ‘The President’s Corner’, Kamanga said […]

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 […]

Kamanga warns against hooliganism

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says it will not tolerate the continued lawlessness and hooliganism being experienced at stadia in the various Zambian leagues.Over the weekend social media was ablaze with a video of fans attacking match officials during the game involving Chipata City and Mikalile FC while pictures of […]

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 […]

Kamanga extols Kalu, Chitalu

By SANDRA MWILA – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says Kalusha Bwalya and Godfrey Chitalu’s contribution to Zambian football remains unmatched.Speaking when he visited veteran administrator and former FAZ committee member Macha Chilemena yesterday, Kamanga described Kalusha and Chitalu as the pinnacle of Zambian football.He said the late Chitalu’s 107 goals in […]