Kamanga beat Kalusha Bwalya by 163 to 156 on Saturday during the elective FAZ annual general meeting held at Moba Hotel in Lusaka.
Ex-Zambia and Mufulira Wanderers midfielder Fredrick Kashimoto said time has come for Kamanga to be at the helm of local football.
“Our man Kalusha Bwalya has done is part. It is now time for Kamanga to do his part as well,” Kashimoto said from Mufulira.
Retired Kk11 star midfielder Jericho Shinde described the election of Kamanga as long overdue.
“It is good for Zambian football. This is long overdue. Where were the FAZ councillors in the past?,” Shinde remarked.
The Nkana legend added:”I am sure Kamanga and his team will do a good job. We need transparency and accountability in FAZ.”
Former national team winger Benjamin “Kawilo” Chilongo hailed Kamanga’s election.
“The election of Kamanga is good. Change is inevitable some times. Kalusha did his part,” Chilongo said from his Luanshya base.
Meanwhile, some former internationals contacted by Lusaka Times for a comment declined to say anything describing the matter as “sensitive”.
In his maiden speech, Kamanga pledged to ensure that the plight of retired footballers is looked into.
“You will agree with me that for a long time now, our gallant men and women that have played for this nation have not been treated with honour.
“We must find ways of honouring these nationals for the sacrifices they have made to this nation on the field. My administration will definitely prioritise this cause,” Kamanga said.