Government has bailed out the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) ‘s outstanding hotel bills amounting to K50, 000.

The money released to Cresta Golf View hotel were over an unpaid 2011 Chipolopolo camp bill which led to bailiffs acting behalf of the hotel attempting to seize Football House property this morning.

The bailiffs managed to get some equipment from the Licensing Department, reception and Secretary General’s PA’s desk.

This is according to a statement by FAZ Communications manager Nkweto Tembwe, in Lusaka today.

The hotel bill arose after the AFCON2012 Qualifier match between Zambia and Comoros and has remained unpaid by the Ministry of Sports since the match was played.

Mr. Tembwe in the same statement said that following the action of the bailiffs, FAZ, the Ministry of Sports and Hotel management held a series of meetings where the Ministry of Sports acknowledged the outstanding amount and committed an immediate payment of K50,000 (with a balance of K90,000 to be paid out over the coming month).

Cresta Hotel General Manager Fungai Makani regretted the action stressing that lack of communication over the settlement of the amount outstanding and pressure from their holding company to explain it led to the drastic action.

The hotel has since reiterated its commitment to working with both the FAZ and Ministry adding that had they been informed of challenges the ministry was facing, they would not have engaged bailiffs.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. This is a reflection Zambians tolerance to mediocracy, corruption and dereliction of duty and luck of accountability. FAZ is a manee making machine but can not sustain itself, because of poor leadership. You all know who the FAZ leader is but chose to blame the air for the failures of Kalusha who is actually under active corruption investigations at FIFA.. I can now see we will never develop because of this luck of accountability. You have pipo worshipping kalusha while he has seen to it that FAZ is bankrupt. This is indeed a sad state of affairs.

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  2. How does FAZ use all the subscription fees from clubs and players? Also how does it use the $250,000 annual grant from FIFA? Not forgetting the sponsorship cash league sponsors MTN? Oh and the cash from Supersport (Multichoice) for all games shown on DSTV?

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  3. It’s really shocking to note that even after winning the 2012 Afcon, Faz was unable to pay for the Hotel bills.
    Where did they take the money they won in that year. Bwafya sana bane!!!!

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  4. No wonder the “endorsement” of the starvation party on 18th October by the away FAZ chief landlord!. In short FAZ should clean up its house

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  5. Playing soccer and administering soccer are two different areas of expertise. Now I hope those who think Kalu being the best soccer player Zambia has ever had is also the best soccer administrator Zambia will ever see will have a second thought. Honestly how can a debt of 2012 still be outstanding todate (2015)? Kalu borrowed $80 000 from some aspiring candidate with a view of sorting out the debt FAZ had, $80 000 at that time of borrowing, it was equivalent to K240 000.00. This debt should have been paid at least something. Oh sorry, the money did not reach FAZ accounts I forgot. Kweto cant organise anything. He failed to sort out exit procedures for the under 20 girls team when they arrived from Tanzania. He was there at the airport and was just all over the place leaving TIRED Zambia…

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    • CORRECTION: Kalusha Bwalya is not the best football player Zambia has ever had. Godfrey Ucar Chitalu is the best Zambia has ever had. He went on to become a great coach at Kabwe Warriors and national team. Kalu was a great player (not the greatest) but a lousy coach and even a lousier football administrator

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  6. Playing soccer and administering soccer are two different areas of expertise. Now I hope those who think Kalu being the best soccer player Zambia has ever had is also the best soccer administrator Zambia will ever see will have a second thought. Honestly how can a debt of 2012 still be outstanding todate (2015)? Kalu borrowed $80 000 from some aspiring candidate with a view of sorting out the debt FAZ had, $80 000 at that time of borrowing, it was equivalent to K240 000.00. This debt should have been paid at least something. Oh sorry, the money did not reach FAZ accounts I forgot. Kweto cant organise anything. He failed to sort out exit procedures for the under 20 girls team when they arrived from Tanzania.

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  7. He was there at the airport and was just all over the place leaving TIRED Zambia National Team girls standing on the queue like everybody else. Its a mess at FAZ and Simataa is making a lot of sense unfortunately in Zambia I have realized that most of those who make sense are considered not normal. The President calls for prayers, “Christians” are giving conditions before they can pray. Its hectic.

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  8. It’s unacceptable for potentially rich FAZ to pile additional pressure on strained govt coffers just when we are demanding restraint in govt spending. Ba Kalu be serious – bring your football field genius to rub on your administrative skills. Stop disappointing your fans.

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