Outgoing FAZ-treasurer Kelvin Mutafu’s allegations made last week should not be taken lightly.
His allegations of embezzlement of FAZ funds and proceeds from counterfeited Zambia replica Nike jerseys are very damning and have seemingly not been taken seriously.
It is very rare, in Zambia for that matter, to hear a public officer turn whistle-blower.
The whistle-blower is not even a well-known rebel but a longtime and staunch Kalusha Bwalya loyalists.
For those that do not remember Mutafu, he is one of the three co-opted FAZ committee members in 2010 at the height of the Bwalya and Andrew Kamanga factional standoff.
This is a man who was the executive committees eyes on the balance sheet and had first hand knowledge of the money trail.
For years, no one could make a case stick on FAZ’s alleged financial mismanagement despite long-standing speculation.
Today an insider at the very heart of Kalusha Bwalya’s ‘Politburo’ drops the bomb and it is handled with a slap on the wrist.
FIFA has led the way in its reforms which is the subject of a running story with the international media.
And now it is time for FAZ to stop hiding behind the chicanery of beautifully crafted reaction statements over the matter enter the dock and prove their innocence and also show us all a pious ledger.