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Bosman Rules As Rangers Lose

Sports Bosman Rules As Rangers Lose

Nchanga Rangers’ appeal against their demotion looks to have received  a final knockout blow when on Tuesday, Faz decided today effected the Bosman ruling.

And Faz spokesman Emmanuel Munaile said that Rangers appeal against relegation will not be heard by the Faz council on April 18 during the associations annual general meeting.

“The executive committee of the Football Association of Zambia guided by Article 6 of the constitution has decided that the matter in which Nchanga FC have requested  be tabled before the Faz annual general meeting for the awarding of points in their dispute of the use of players from Chambishi FC will not be heard at the next Faz AGM to take place at the Mulungushi international conference Centre on April 18-19, 2009,” Munaile said.

“Article 6 of the Faz constitution states that the status of the players and the provisions for their transfer shall be regulated by the executive committee of the Faz in accordance with the current Fifa regulations for the status and transfer of players.

“Accordingly and in line with Faz and Fifa regulations and the Bosman Ruling of 1995 this therefore means that the league standings or provided for by the premier league organizing committee which have been approved by the executive committee for the 2008 season will stand and that Nchanga Rangers FC will this weekend of 28-29 march play in Division One north.

“The Faz council just like the Fifa congress is a policy making body which does not consider matters of a dispute nature as awarding of points and status of players.

“Matters of such nature have been given their relevant grievance and appellant procedures under the constitution and this is constituent with the Fifa statues.”

And so with this ruling Rangers are expected to make their lower league debut this Sunday with a Division One north Week 3 home match when they host early leaders and unbeaten Afrisports at Nchanga stadium in Chingola.

Rangers earlier won points in an appeal against Chambishi for using two unregistered players in a Week 16 league game last season that finished 0-0 at Chambishi Grounds on August 2.

The two players in question were former Rangers signees Gerald Bwalya and Stephen Sakala whom the Chingola club allegedly claim were still their players and not free agents.

This was despite the duo being fired in the first half of the 2008 season by Rangers who claimed that the Chingola club was still entitled to a transfer fee for players they had dismissed as they were still registered with them.

Rangers officially finish in 13th place on 35 points on the Premier Division table after losing two points off the 37 points they had won in their appeal, while Dynamos revert to 12th on 35 points but with a better goal difference to surivive the drop.


  1. Ncanger rangers surelly, how can you fire the players and want to claim some money from the club that uses them. When a company fires a worker it means that worker is free to join another company. Now Rangers here wants to use the registration of the players as a scapegoat ,Shame on Mr Kazala who wants to reap were he has not sown. The players in question as far as i know are free agents full stop.

  2. Let ranger wallow in div. 1. Thats where they belong. Football is played and won on the pitch and not in the boardroom. Rangers, enjoy your permanent stay in div. 1 and good luck.

  3. Close this case now: Super league formed in mine townships is here- Kalulushi Modern Stars , Nkana Red Devels, Nchanga Rangers, Mufulira Wanderers and Ndola Utd soon to be joined by Roan and Blades

  4. We conceed defeat, after all football is played on the pitch not in boardrooms, we will be back to top flight football.

  5. Welcome to Div 1 soccer Rangers. it wont be easy cause you face the likes of Kalampa, Mighty, kalulushi modern stars and other old teams.

  6. Rangers are a disappointment. There is nothing special about them. Surely you fire players. Give them letters of termination and turn around and claim they are your players. What Logic!!
    Just accept and follow former great clubs into Div 1.

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