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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

FAZ upholds Power ruling, Kitwe Utd and Kansanshi battle goes back to FAZ

Sports FAZ upholds Power ruling, Kitwe Utd and Kansanshi battle...

Power Dynamos are breathing a huge sigh of relief after the FAZ Appeals Committee upheld an earlier ruling against Lusaka Dynamos’ use of an ineligible player against their opponents.

Dynamos fielded DR Congo-born player Tresor Kanyinda on April 9 in a match that ended 3-3 against Power in Lusaka and who had not been cleared through FIFA from his ex DRC club.

The FAZ Disciplinary Committee earlier found Dynamos guilty and awarded Power the 2-0 win and three points but the former appealed against the verdict that has dragged until November 9.

Power stay 6th despite the verdict on 54 points, two behind Lusaka Dynamos who drop one place to 5th on goal difference with number three team Nkana on the FAZ Super League table.

Zesco United, Zanaco and Green Buffaloes are 1st, 2nd and 3rd on 63, 61 and 60 points respectively with five matches left to play.

Elsewhere, FAZ has postponed the respective final round promotion decider fixtures involving Kitwe United and Kansanshi to resolve a player status dispute.

Kansanshi last week won a case against Indeni who fielded an ineligible player in a Division 1 Zone 2 game in May.

The judgement saw Kansanshi jump into 1st place displacing Kitwe United to 2nd position on 60 and 59 points respectively heading into this weekend’s final round deciders.

But Kitwe also contested that they had also filed a complaint against Indeni’s use of the same ineligible player but their case was never heard.

“As you are aware, a decision was made by the disciplinary committee on 28 October, 2017 wherein it was decided that Kansanshi Dynamos FC be awarded 3 points for the use of an illegible player by Indeni FC. You may also be aware that Kitwe United have since raised issue and made a complaint received by the association,” FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe said.

“In view of the need to ensure fair play and in the interest of justice, the final league matches between Kansanshi Dynamos FC and Ndola United, and Zesco Luapula and Kitwe United, have been postponed to allow for the matter to be heard and determined prior to the conclusion of the season to ensure that the promotion of either club is as a result of their performance on the pitch.”

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  1. FAZ must seriously look at the disciplinary committee has proved to incompetent.Not only this time but all the time.
    Why should issues that were reported to them before the league break get heard now?
    When they call for these hearings,the time given is 09.00 hrs and these hearings start at midday!With night time ban of buses,it means people called have to spend an extra night in Lusaka.
    Last time after waiting the whole day for cases to be heard,then they said those with evidence to support their cases should send them by email.
    Travelling to Lusaka is a cost.
    Why dont they have these hearings in the respective zones/

  2. If kitwe really filled in that complaint with FAZ 48 hrs after the game it’s fine all their need to do is produce evidence that is including deposit slip and other document. But the main culprit here is FAZ the player in question had a card issued by one of the FAZ officials dubiously. Andrew you were too swift to pounce on Kazala and siwale what are you doing this scam.

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