FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA.
(FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE)
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has noted with displeasure the alarming falsities being peddled against the Association and its leadership.
Some stakeholders have unfairly accused the President of the Association of attempting to abrogate the provisions of the constitution for personal gain.
These allegations are not only false but a product of people who lack understanding of the provisions of the rules and regulations which govern football regards the presidency of the Association.
Regards the presidency of the Association, we wish to remind stakeholders that the constitution of FAZ in its current form allows a candidate to contest this position with limitless terms.
In addition, it is worth noting that the position of president like any other position in the executive committee goes to the candidate who wins an election through popular vote in a transparent democratic process.
It is therefore mind boggling to learn that stakeholders some who are privileged make absurd allegations when the FAZ constitution is a public document which was last amended in 2006 during the reign of Mr Teddy Mulonga.
It is needless to state that the constitution of the association cannot be changed by an individual or group of individuals outside the realms of the policy makers-the counsellors. This is a preserve of the FAZ council which comprises of all the affiliate members of FAZ. This is the only institution which can make changes or any amendments and again through a 2/3 majority voting for such alterations.
The executive committee and secretariat of the association wishes to remind stakeholders that football is serious business managed and administered for and behalf of the Zambian people who demand excellence and rightly so. It is therefore imperative we remain focused and contribute diligently to the growth and development of Zambian football. That is our preoccupation at football house and nothing else.
Football house would like to take this opportunity to remind stakeholders that members of the Association have a constitutional right to propose motions to be considered for discussion and debate at the annual general meeting (AGM). This right is being exercised freely and we wish to stress the point that these propositions do not necessarily reflect the views of the Association’s executive committee and secretariat. We are however duty bound to administratively facilitate such motions and proposals when they are tabled in line with the constitutional provisions of FAZ.
It should be noted however that our President has never and will never advocate for a life Presidency. It should be borne in mind that Kalusha Bwalya has other ambitions outside being FAZ president.
At the 2015 AGM it was indicated that the Association may convene an extra-ordinary meeting of the council were FIFA is expected to come and make a key note address regards management and administration of football in Zambia