Andrew Kamanga says his election should not steal the show from this weeks crucial 2017 Africa Cup Group E qualifier doubleheader against Congo-Brazzaville at home in Ndola on March 23 and away on March 27.
The game come four days after he was elected as FAZ president to end Kalusha Bwalya’s decade-long reign.
Kamanga said reshuffles at Football House will be made in due course with his statement coming the the wake of Chipolopolo team manager Lusekelo Kamwambi’s resignation on Sunday and FAZ communications officer Nkweto Tembwe’s announcement on the same date that he will see out his contract that expires on March 31, 2016.
“A new era has come we have got a lot of challenges but as you know for this week we have two important games,” Kamanga said at his first official briefing on Monday after making his Football House debut as FAZ president.
“One on Wednesday against Congo and we hope that a lot of soccer fans will turn up because we need the resources.
We are travelling to Brazzaville for Sunday’s game.
“So we will attend to the two games then we will have a comprehensive briefing. We did not want to be seen to be shunning the media I hope going forward we will have your support. There is a lot that needs to be done. We need to slowly find our feet and we need to do our work. So in closing we want to thank our colleagues who were here before and we are assuring you we stood on a platform with a blueprint. We expect that we will start implementing all the aspects of our manifesto.”
Kamanga also thanked Government for reaffirming its support for Chipolopolo’s international obligations.
“We wish to thank government for the continued support to the team and we hope that we can repay the government with good results this week,” Kamanga said.