The race to Football House is now officially on with Faz today announcing that filing in of nomination papers by candidates for the March 29 elections was now open.
Faz spokesperson Joseph Nkole said today that candidates wishing to stand for next months executive committee elections during its annual general meeting should file starting today until February 28l
Nkole said that all nomination papers should be filed in during business hours at Football House between 09:00 and 17:00 the 28th.
“The process leading to the FAZ elections has commenced with today’s (Wednesday) announcement,” Nkole said during Faz’s Wednesdays weekly press briefing.
“The elections like in previous years will be conducted by the National Sports Council of Zambia….Electoral rules and regulations will apply.
“All persons intending to stand for elections should familiarize themselves with the FAZ constitution and the electoral rules and regulations.
Nkole said all clubs and associations affiliated to FAZ must make sure they pay their registration and affiliation fees before taking part in the electoral process.
So far, three people have confirmed they will be vying for the FAZ presidency while the list for for vying for the five committee membership positions is growing rapidly.
Those eying the Faz top job include Lusaka Dynamos supremo Hanif Adams, Anthony Kasolo and association vice president Kalusha Bwalya.
FAZ president Teddy Mulonga has yet to issue any official statement as to whether he will re-contest his post.
Zambia Football Coaches Association general secretary Simataa Simataa is seeking the Faz vice presidency.
And Nkole also revealed that Faz will tomorrow Thursday hold another press briefing that will deal with matters relating to the FAZ elections to be held at Mulungushi International Conference Centre at the end of March.
“I can certainly confirm that FAZ will tomorrow (Thursday) hold a press briefing at 11:00 relating to matters regarding the elections,” the FAZ spokesman said.