One of the most intriguing 48 hours in Zambian football history will be played out in when parallel Faz emergency council meetings are held by two camps, in separate towns, both with the potential to change football landscape as we know it.
Call it a tale of two cities with first part of the drama to be played out in Lusaka on Friday where the growing influence of latecomer to the game Zambia Premier League and the more established Tea Party grouping of lower league teams gathering at InterContinental Hotel.
The agenda of the rebel group of 147 clubs will sit to vote for an ECM chairman and dissolve the current Faz executive committee whose constitutionality has been in dispute after the resignation of four committee members in early October.
Thereafter the Lusaka band of brothers is set to vote in a new Faz executive whose candidates have been very cagey about their ambitions over the last fortnight.
Fridays ECM will be happening without the blessings of Fifa whose statements have done little to even win public favor.
Meanwhile, Kalusha Bwalya will on Saturday chair the second and Fifa-recognized ECM at the Zambezi Source Motel in Kabwe.
What is on their agenda? The president’s speech for one and the status of Kalusha executive which the 1988 African Football of The year has insisted is illegal despite four resignations and the stepping down of three of four other co-opted members.
This is one intercity drama that will be hard to predict but one thing is for sure, football will never be the same again by the time we wake up on Sunday morning.