Sports minister Kenneth Chipingu said The football Association of Zambia (Faz) have been found with a case to answer in Emmanuel Mayuka’s controversial transfer from Kabwe Warriors to Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel that he said was fraught with irregularities.
Chipungu said after studying Elliot Mhende’s commission of inquiry report in the case, the National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ) should take action against Faz over the matter.
Faz cleared Mayuka to move from Warriors to Maccabi without the Zambian clubs consent for whom he had played for 2 years but instead secured the teenage strikers released from his mother who gave parental content for the players move.
“Having read through the report and recommendations made I wish to state that the report has revealed a lot of irregularities in the manner the transfer was handled by Faz especially that the case at hand involved a minor below the age of 18,” Chipungu said at a press briefing in Lusaka over the matter today.
“In view of what has transpired it is my considered view that NCSZ must take the necessary action to ensure that appropriate procedures are followed in order to regularizes the transfer.
“The NCSZ should also institute some disciplinary measures on those that have been found wanting in executing this transfer. This is in line with NSCZ act no 15 of 1977 sub sec 2 and 3.”
In summary, the NSCZ can within the act punish an association, club or official or affiliate prejudicial to the interests of sports or the public interest generally and the council may order the suspension of activities of an association, club, office bearer or member.
Meanwhile, the contents of the full report have yet to be made public.