FAZ asks Power to rescind withdrawal from Barclays Cup

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FAZ has issued a plea to Power Dynamos to rescind its decision to withdraw from the 2017 Barclays Cup.

Power issued a stunning declaration in the press on Friday stating that they had withdrawn from the Barclays Cup because it was not economically viable to participate in the tournament anymore.

“Power Dynamos has the obligation to comply fully with the statutes, regulations, directives and decisions of FIFA, CAF and FAZ at all times and to ensure that these are also respected by its members,” FAZ spokesperson Desmond Katongo said.

“Furthermore, Power Dynamos like any other member of FAZ is obliged to take part in competitions if applicable and other football activities, including futsal and beach soccer, organised by FAZ.

“The Association wishes to inform Power Dynamos football club that by the virtue of having finished in the top 6 position in the FAZ/MTN Super League, the club is expected to participate in the competition.

“FAZ wishes to further inform Power Dynamos football club that failure to meet these obligations will lead to sanctions against the club.”

Two-time Barclays champions Power have been drawn to play record tournament campaigners and 2016 runners-up Zanaco on September 23 at Nkoloma Stadium.

But record 5-time holders Zesco United will defend their title when they face Kitwe United in the quarterfinals on September 27 in Ndola.

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    Every developed nation runs things economically hence power are right to refuse to participate if they don’t see viability in participating in the cup.FAZ please do a cost analysis evaluation and advise

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    Get proper sponsorships before rolling out these competitions. Teams have to pay for expenses so they can’t be playing for peanuts. CAF was like that for decades. Asking national teams to compete for moneyless trophies until 2002 when they were forced to get sponsorship

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    Utu ma threats ba FAZ ata!, just engage these so called sponsors to be serious or let’s do away with these tournaments that distort budgets for clubs until such a time…. SERIOUS PEOPLE can pump in money.

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    Barclays shud start paying all costs for participating teams. Ba Power nabo kuchaya technical/diplomatic withdrawal. Just send a 5th string team na power tools bus and say we want to concentrate on the league and consolidate our lead…chapwa!

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    The price money and the TV rights clubs get from these tournaments is laughable and a disgrace….FAZ you need to review all contracts signed by the the Great Galu.
    Barclays need to up their prize money as well…no more cheap advertising

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