The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Nkana US$10,000 (about K60,000) for failing to provide adequate security for Ethiopian match officials during their Confederations Cup Group B match against Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel.
Impeccable sources at Nkana said in Kitwe yesterday that the continental football governing body has cracked a whip on 12-time Super Division champions for allegedly failing to provide enough security to referee Tessema Bamlak Weyesa.
Minister of Youth and Sport Chishimba Kambwili on July 26 confronted Weyesa after the final whistle of Nkana’s match against Sahel to complain over his poor handling of the return match, which the Kitwe giants won 4-3 in Kitwe.
The 33-year-old Weyesa awarded the North Africans two questionable penalties, one in the fourth minute which Youssef Mouihbi converted to put his side ahead and again stepped up to score the second penalty in stoppage time with the Zambians leading 4-2 at the time.
Nkana secretary Kenny Mwansa said he has not yet received formal communication from CAF on the matter.
“We have not received formal communication from CAF,” said Mwansa, whose team got their four goals through Ronald Kampamba, Simon Bwalya, Festus Mbewe and Christopher Munthali.
Football Association of Zambia communications manager Nkweto Tembwe declined to comment on the matter.
Nkana bowed out of the competition after losing 3-0 to Sewe Sport of Ivory Coast in their last group match in Abidjan.