Newly elected Football Association of Zambia Vice President Richard Kazala says football administrator Simataa Simataa is not in line to take over as FAZ General Secretary.
A report in the Times of Zambia today said Simataa was due to be appointed FAZ General Secretary today.
But in a statement issued by Kazala, the football governing body says it cannot appoint Simataa because he is still facing FAZ and FIFA disciplinary sanctions.
Kazala said reports that Simataa has been appointed FAZ CEO are false and do not sit well with the new executive which he said has well-meaning members of society who have respect for the FAZ constitution, collective responsibility, inclusiveness and good ethical conduct in the discharge of their duties.
“No acts that go against the spirit of consultation and team work and most importantly the FAZ constitution will be entertained,” he said.
Kazala revealed that new FAZ President Andrew Kamanga has not proposed any name to the Executive Committee as required by the constitution for consideration to fill the vacancy left by George Kasengele.
He said the Executive Committee firmly believes in the rule of law and will stand against any arbitrary acts which would be against good constitutional mannerisms and a betrayal of good will of the football fraternity.
“We would therefore like to the football family ignore and set aside rumours about any individuals being lined up for the position of General Secretary. Again, we would like to stress that Mr Simataa Simataa (named in the media) cannot be considered for this position because he faces FAZ/FIFA disciplinary sanctions and has no support of the Executive Committee,” he said.
Kazala said Simataa could not be disciplined by the previous executive because he withdrew his FAZ membership but upon his division to register with FAZ, sanctions will be imposed on him as per correspondence from FIFA.