Paramount Chief Mwata Kazembe of the Lunda people of Luapula is urging FAZ Super Division clubs to start visiting rural districts with the aim of tapping talent.
The Mwata noted that big clubs such as Mufulira Wanderers and Nkana are no longer trekking to rural areas to poach players.
The traditional leader said rural areas have talented players who can compete favourably in the topflight league.
“Teams like Mufulira Wanderer that used to visit Luapula to get players are no longer coming like they used to do in the past. We are asking Mufulira Wanderers, Nkana, Power Dynamos and Zanaco to come here and get players,” the Mwata said.
“There is talent here and these teams must come to get young players and take them to the towns, “he told Radio Icengelo News in Mwansabombwe.
He said teams must learn to groom their own players as opposed to buying established players.
“Clubs must have necessaries as opposed to poaching players from each other. Today you see a good player at Nkana tomorrow Kabwe Warriors comes to get him. That’s not good football.”