Simataa at ACC Headquarters
Simataa at ACC Headquarters

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has with immediate effect banned City of Lusaka Football Club 2000 Plc General Manager, Mr Simataa Simataa from all football related activities for unethical conduct contrary to Article 13 (3) of the FIFA Code of Ethic 2012 Edition.

Following a meeting held by the FAZ Ethics Committee, on April 11, 2018, Chaired by Mr Kephas Katongo, Mr Simataa was found guilty of circulating illegally obtained FAZ documents on social media and to various institutions with intent to discredit the FAZ Executive members and officials of the Association and thus bring the name of the Association into disrepute.

In line with Article 78 (1) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, FAZ has further accorded Mr Simataa 10-days to appeal failure to which the decision will become final and binding.

Below is the FAZ Ethics Committee full ruling

In accordance with Article 39 (1) of the said FIFA Code of Ethics, you were duly accorded the right to be heard and you were so heard on 24th April 2018.

At the hearing, you raised the following issues:

(i) That FAZ has no code of ethics in keeping up with Article 60 (3) of the FAZ Constitution and, therefore, invoking the FIFA Code of Ethics required an executive committee resolution in accordance with Article 79 on force majeure.

Determination:

The committee considered your aforesaid issue and resolved that it lacks merit and is misconceived.

The FAZ Constitution under Article 7 clearly mandates bodies and officials of FAZ to observe statutes, regulations, directives, decisions and the Code of Ethics of Fifa (emphasis provided) of CAF and of FAZ in their activities.

Therefore, your arguments on this point flies in the teeth of Article 7 of the FAZ Constitution aforesaid and hence ought to be dismissed.

(ii) The Commissioners are all conflicted towards you on ground that one was your family member whilst the Chairman was a friend of Mr Andrew Kamanga, the FAZ President.

Determination:

You did not tell the committee what relationship you had with your alleged family member and the grounds on which the family member would be impartial against you, (if not for you), neither did you provide any proof of friendship between the
Chairman and Mr Andrew Kamanga, and if such relationship exists the grounds on which it would undermine the impartiality of this committee.

It defeats any logic to suggest that your said family would have adjudicated the case against you. In summary, your aforesaid issue lacks solid grounds.

This issue is accordingly dismissed for want of reason.

(iii) The Committee members cannot sit to judge you on ethics as they do not qualify under Article 58 (3) of the FAZ Constitution.

Determination:

The Committee was duly appointed and ratified by the FAZ Council which is the supreme organ.

It is on record that you have submitted a complaint to this Committee which is pending determination. This is a contradiction on your part as on one hand you claim the Committee has no jurisdiction to preside over your issue whilst on the other hand you have gone ahead and submitted a complaint which is pending determination to the same Committee you claim has no jurisdiction over your case.

The Committee has, therefore, resolved that your claim lacks merit more so that you as well recognise this Committee by submitting a
complaint before it.

Accordingly, this claim cannot stand and is dismissed as it is frivolous and misconceived.

(iv) The Committee has no jurisdiction over you given that FAZ rejected your application to be registered.

Determination:

You introduced yourself to the Committee as General Manager of City of Lusaka Football Club 2000 Plc.

The FAZ Constitution defines an official as follows:

“Every board member, committee member, referee and assistant referee, coach, trainer and any other person (except players) responsible for technical, medical and administrative matters in an association, a league or a club as well as any other persons obliged to comply with the FIFA statutes.”

By virtue of the above definition and your position at City of Lusaka Football Club 2000 Plc, the Committee found that you are subject to and under the jurisdiction of this Committee.

Accordingly, this assertion cannot stand and is, therefore, also dismissed.

(v) The Committee has no jurisdiction over you as a whistle blower as you are allegedly protected under Act, No. 3 of 2012.

Determination:

The Committee does take judicial notice of the need to abide by the Law, suffice to state that the Committee is within its mandate to enforce the Rules and Regulations of FAZ and FIFA statutes with a view to promote the integrity and ethics in accordance with the provisions of Articles 2 and 7 of the FAZ Constitution.

Therefore, your being summoned and your subsequent appearance before this Committee did not at all constitute intimidation and harassment.

By virtue of your being the General Manager of City of Lusaka Football Club 2000 Plc, you are obliged to observe and abide by the stipulated FIFA, CAF and FAZ statutes.

This claim has no substance and is misconceived at Law and it is dismissed
accordingly. The Committee is compelled to comment on your conduct before it. After raising your final issue, you appeared angered, frustrated and you sarcastically told the
Committee that you were going to report all members to the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Drug Enforcement Commission for a reason only well known to you.

You then stormed out of the hearing with the words “you can do anything”.

Consequently, you neglected to respond to the charges against you and undermined the hearing process which contravenes Article 41(1) and (2) of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

Your conduct of storming out of the hearing was an infringement of Article 42 (1) of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

This Article empowers the Committee to further sanction a party for failure to cooperate as was the case with you suffice to mention that your derogatory conduct which you exhibited needs to be stamped out of football and its administration.

It is regrettable that a man who was once at the helm of FAZ can behave in such a manner.

However, the Committee proceeded to hear and determine the allegations as laid down in the letter to you of 11th April 2018 and found you guilty.

The Committee accordingly resolved to forthwith ban you from taking part in any football related activities in accordance with Article 6 (1) (h) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 Edition.

In line with Article 78 (1) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, you may wish to appeal against
the Committee’s decision within ten (10) days from receipt of the Committee’s decision failure to which the decision will become final and binding.

For and on behalf of:
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA
Desmond Katongo
COMMUNICATION MANAGER

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20 COMMENTS

    • Kamanga is nephew of Ka Rupiah Banda, Godfather of corruption.

      Simaata is arrogant but principled.

      Soccer is in blood of Simaata Simaata, whereas Kamanga is a wheeler dealer, an expert in cutting deals. He was involved in energy deals in league with Moses Banda, Economic Advisor of Mr. Mwanawasa.

      He is a nephew of Rupiah Banda and contiinued stealing through deals and facilitations he created and carried money and transferred outside Zambia for Rupiah Banda and his ka Sons.

      Come 2021 Kamanga will go behind bars, along with two ex-presidents.

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  1. I don’t think this guy is malicious as people want him to be portrayed he has never been arrested for wrongdoing…he is simply one of those guys who wants to do things right by the book and makes people uncomfortable.

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    • Simataa has taken a lot of people to court to seek justice, his employers, workmates, friends including his wife. He took wife to court when she left the house at 21 hours and came back at 23 hours without telling him.

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    • Like I said he does things by the book…some years ago he used be active on social media; I read his posts in forums and he is one of the few that’s why he would never do politics its too dirty!!

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  2. This man is a confusionist am happy his former bff Kamanga has seen tht. He was once leaking information to RB wen he was in PF.

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    • Leaking information to Godfather of Corruption?

      Kamanga is a relative of Rupiah, the godfather of corruption.

      He is the one who funded PF presidential candidate with billions provided by Sable Transport’s Allo and three Muslim brothers from Eastern province and Malawi with a bank in Dubai.

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  3. FAZ should also ban HH before I write FIFA or the UN! …. and I am not as crazy as you know who – HH or Prof. Hansoni!

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    • Randy Sharon stalking HH again…..ba hh this obsessive stalker is dangerous ….if you have any close ones in the US warn them. Such stalkers will try to get your close ones if they can not get you….

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  4. But this doesn’t explain how they shared large amounts of money when Secretariat staff were not paid their salaries. They haven’t solved the problem, instead they have created another. Simataa like Siwale didn’t get into Football House and steal those documents. They were leaked by hungry workers who weren’t happy that Kamanga paid himself in excess of K112,000 when they had gone for months without pay because FAZ had no money

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    • Morally what those greedy chaps did was wrong but legally it was above board even though the Association had financial issues…to them what was wrong was the information was leaked.

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    • This FAZ executive should go.What are we benefiting?They have failed to deliver on their promises and like their colleagues the politicians are busy stiffling dissent. Bring back Kalu not these incompetent embezzlers.

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  5. You can see a typical Zambian with bogus authority at his hypocritical best. When it is time to do the right thing they go morally bankrupt, trampling on everything they are IN CHARGE of. When it comes to meting out punishment they quote even things that are not under their jurisdiction PROVIDED it is written as a law. I often chuckle when a cop or legislator is quoting a law they inherited from the Brits which the Brits themselves have long since abandoned. Ala cansoni sana mwebo! Power to Simataa – I believe at an opportune time he will come out on top!!!

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