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Filing in of Nomination Papers for FAZ President Subject to Vetting Process by the Ethics Committee

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FAZ President Andrew Kamanga
FAZ President Andrew Kamanga

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says the filing in of nomination papers is not the final stage in the screening process in accordance with the electoral code.

Featuring on Lusaka’s Capital FM’s Big Issue program, Kamanga said candidates, including Kalusha Bwalya, who have filed in their nomination papers will wait to hear the outcome of their candidacy once the Ethics Committee has done the screening process in line with the FAZ Statutes.

Kamanga said the Ethics Committee will forward the names that would have passed the screening process to the Electoral Committee.

“Once the nominations come through, there is the vetting process,” he said.
“As the statutory requirement, we have the Ethics Committee that will scrutinize the names that will be forwarded to the Electoral Committee.”

He added: “Once that is done, those that are not selected will have a chance to appeal to the Appeals Committee to redress any shortcomings.”

And once the vetting process is done, the candidates will commence the election season starting from March 7-21. Kamanga said that elections were being conducted in strict adherence to the FIFA approved roadmap.

He said that Councillors had approved the Electoral Code and Electoral and Appeals Committees.

Kamanga said the decisions by the EGM was part of the fulfillment of the statutory requirements. He also retraced how the constitutional amendments were initiated by FIFA with Zambia having been given an ultimatum.

“The week we got into office, we found a letter from FIFA to change the constitution up to end of March (2016). We appealed and they gave us a six months extension,” he said.

Kamanga lamented that there was the insistence on basing the tenure of his 4-year mandate on two Africa Cup of Nations failures. He said that under his watch, FAZ had laid a strong grassroots foundation and also uplifted the women’s game.

He appealed to candidates contesting for positions to focus on selling ideas and not personality attacks.

Kamanga said football was bigger than one individual and required the input of all the citizens equally. He also expressed optimism that the recruitment of Chipolopolo coach Milutin Sredojevic popularly known as Micho had set the tone for a turnaround of the Chipolopolo fortunes.

Zambia will be away to Cameroon on March 5 before hosting the indomitable lionesses five days later. Winner over two legs will qualify to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics while the loser will have another shot with another two-legged tie with Chile.

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    • Of course, football unites people, and if there was anyone people in the hood wanted to unite them, Kalusha was one.
      Each time Kalusha led the Zambia national team to victory during an international game, everyone in the hood wanted to bask in the team’s soccer achievements and forget about their pet annoyances.
      Actually, that was the only period some soccer fans thought they were part of the team.
      You would hear some of them using expressions like “Ife ba Zambia ndife bakali,” meaning, “We are a better team.”
      Of course, now that the team is losing, some soccer fans say, “Ba Zambia nima kula,” meaning, “Zambia national team players don’t know how to play football.”
      “Football has gone down. I miss Kalusha’s time when scoring among national team players was not a problem,” a soccer fan…

  1. No ethics committee in the world can approve Great Galu’s papers but a PF Party commitee, he was found guilty for receiving a bribe for votes…i mean he used our vote on FIFA for his own selfish reasons, that’s also the reason he never picked a Zambian player for that football award this is how villainous this man is, he has no plan in life but playing like a small boy and getting contacts from his former players like Kano who are contributing to their nation from their own pockets and living in their own countries.
    If he has nothing to do let him wait for 2021 so he can play ball boy again for Lungu…if he had any brains in him he wouldn’t have crossed that line but the Galu would do anything for a few coins of silver. To hell with the Great Galu…to hell!!

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    • Forget about his missing a penalty in a Cosafa Castle Cup match against Angola at Independence Stadium in 2004 when he was a player-coach for the Chipolopolo, the great Kalu pacified our pet peeves. For instance, earlier in the same year, he made some police officers providing security inside the stadium join in the celebrations after he had come off the bench to score for Zambia against Liberia in a World Cup qualifier watched by then President Levy Mwanawasa.
      Who said some police officers on duty would not let their emotions come out to express their joy at Kalusha’s prowess even when his soccer career was coming to an end?
      If you didn’t see any cop jumping up in excitement after Kalusha scored, you must have been very excited, too, to observe. But I remember seeing one, if not two…

  2. TRUE THERE’S NO WAY THE ETHICS COMMITTEE CAN APPROVE KALUSHA’S CANDIDATURE, EVEN HIM IS WELL AWARE OF THAT, WHY IS HE EVEN WASTING HIS TIME? HE THINKS MINISTER MULENGA WILL INTERVENE! KALUSHA DID HIS PART AND ITS ALL OVER! ITS TIME TO MOVE ON WITH OTHER PEOPLE! RE-CYCLING IS NOT IMPORTANT. KALUSHA IS NOW TASTING THE BITTER PILL, REMEMBER HE DID SIMILAR THING TO KAMANGA YEARS AGO, HE HAD THE MANTLE TO BLOCK OTHER PEOPLE, ITS NOW HAPPENING TO HIM AS WELL! THAT’S WHY THEY SAY HE SAME PEOPLE YOU MET ON YOUR UP, YOU WILL MEET THEM AGAIN ON YOUR WAY DOWN, SO BE NICE TO THEM!

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  3. FAZ should create a position of director of football for Kalu or technical advisor……keep him away from the books and any administration or budgets.

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  4. Spaka – You can not put such selfish corrupt people in such positions especially a position where he has no access to funds or the accountant at his feet. This man spent the last 5 years undermining the current President.

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  5. Muyopa chani imwe if you are doing a good job as incumbent why are you afraid of losing? You are not even afraid you know you can lose if Great Kalu stands.
    People are blaming the current Minister for bringing our icon back but forgetting that it was Rupiah Banda and Minister Mwale who rigged the election so Kamanga can win.

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  6. Oh how interesting owe ka kz !Now FAZ have to follow the rules to the core , is your corrupt and tribal party following the rules in Chilubi ? Do they always follow the rules ?

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  7. Andrew Ndanga Kamanga! There’s no need for you to explain because you’re also a participant in the same elections. Even without an opinion poll you know who the football family wants, and he’s not you. So don’t force matters. Concentrate on finding answers to the lost computer saver and the shared K800,000

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  8. Why so much hate for kalu you bitter people. It’s not Kalu who made your God lose 6 times. To he’ll with your ethics. In fact who cheated you that there are ethics in football Mae tusushii.

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  9. Kalu should buy a farm to grow cabbage or raise pigs. We should not be going back to our vomit, its time to move forward with fresh minds. Kalu is not the messiah of Zambian soccer, surely we have better candidates out their.
    Kalu is way past he’s expiration date.

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  10. Kalu is too selfish and corrupt. He has not even built his house here in Zambia . He lives in South Africa. Look at Kanu . Is greater than Kalu. To hell with your KaluJohmson Bwalya is suffering but Kalu cant even help his former players. Shame

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  11. How do you know that he has not built a house in Zambia? Zambians with bar talk. Speak with facts not umulomo waku bar. And we also don’t know if Kalu has made any effort to assist Johnston Bwalya.

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  12. So Johnson’s suffering should be blamed on Great Kalu? Thought he was a professional footballer and earning money. I have never known people can have hate of this magnititude. It’s like he is your father who has dumped you and now you are sufffering.

  13. In as much as we all know the ills of Kalu rule it produced results as opposed to your ethics committee of people have issues with LAZ so us the nonsense if his not favoured let the ballot close the urgument like it mistakenly brought us to you

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  14. HOW I NEED GREAT KALU BACK!!!!! UYU KAPYOPYO HAS FAILED US A GREAT DEAL.KAMANGA IS AFRAID OF KALU.KALU IS HIS GREATEST RIVAL.YOU ARE GOING TO PUT TO SHAME BECAUSE GREAT KALU IS BAAACCCKKK!!!!!! AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.CORRUPT OR WHATEVER IT IS YOU ARE ACCUSING HIM OF,THE SAVIOUR IS HERE AGAIN!!! KALU KALU KALU KALU KALU KALU KALU THE MAN IS BACK,AND TO HELL WITH ANDREW KAONONGA!!!!

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  15. FAZ Ethics committee does the vetting. No candidate who was previously sanctioned by FIFA or CAF is eligible to contest.
    These rules were adopted by the FAZ council in 2017. That is 2 years before Kalusha was fined or banned by FIFA.

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  16. The legal concept of “ Spent convictions “ is in most civilised legal systems. I wonder if the FAZ constitution adheres to this?
    If not, an injustice may be done to Mr Kalusha Bwalya.

  17. Voters at the booth are the ones who are to screen the candidates not you KAMANGA. Please give way. Zambia has been knocked of African Cup of Nations because of your poor leadership! You thought once Kalusha was out you were going to do better than him! This is what HH thinks as well! We don’t want experiments. Please let him contest.

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