Petitioners at the on going first of the two emergency council meetings (ECM), have elected Andrew Kamanga as the interim FAZ president to act for 90 days. Mr Kamanga, together with his Vice President, Kephas Katongo and the Treasurer, Rix Mweemba, have been elected unopposed.
At the time of this writing, the elections of six committee members from 17 candidates was underway and Lusakatimes will update you as soon as that information is made available.
Today’s agenda for the ECM was the election of chairperson, confirmation of dissolution of the executive led by Kalusha Bwalya. According to the delegates meeting today, FAZ dissolved itself according to the findings of the National Sports Council of Zambia after the resignation of committee members Henschel Chitembeya, Pivoty Simwanza, Violet Bwalya and vice-president Emmanuel Munaile.
But FAZ communications manager Erick Mwanza has maintaned that the petitioners meeting today are unconstitutionally threatening Zambian football.
He sais the holding of today’s meeting by the group lacked the basis as the right procedure has not been followed.Mwanza regretted that the petitioners had failed to follow the guidance given by FIFA over the perceived wrangles that have befallen FAZ.
Today’s meeting has had enough affiliates in attendance to form a quorum and it remains to be seen if tomorrow’s meeting recognized by FIFA will have enough attendees to form the required quorum to transact
FIFA has said it will not recognize today’s emergency council meeting called by some Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) members being led by Simataa Simataa.
The world soccer governing body was responding to recent correspondence from FAZ over the parallel meetings scheduled for Lusaka today and Kabwe tomorrow.
Today’s meeting has had enough affiliates in attendance to form a quorum and it remains to be seen if tomorrow’s meeting recognized by FIFA will have enough attendees to form the required quorum to transact.