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Mweemba appointed FAZ treasurer


THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has co-opted Rix Mweemba as treasurer following the resignation of Kelvin Mutafu.
Mweemba served in the Teddy Mulonga-led executive committee from 2004 to 2008.
FAZ head of club licensing Erick Mwanza said in Lusaka yesterday that the decision to co-opt Mweemba was made during the executive committee meeting held on Thursday.
“Mr Mweemba is a man of integrity, a humble servant of the people and the executive feels he is a right man to take the game forward. We have no doubt he will deliver to the expectation of the football family,” Mwanza said.
Mutafu resigned last month, citing corruption at Football House.
He alleged that the association is embroiled in corruption which partly led to Nike withdrawing its kit sponsorship of the national team.
Mutafu also alleged that there are a few corrupt individuals at Football House who are involved in illegal sale of replica jerseys and match tickets.
The Anti-Corruption Commission has since interrogated FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya, general secretary George Kasengele and executive committee member Pivoty Simwanza.
Meanwhile, the FAZ executive has endorsed the dismissal of under-23 national team coach Fighton Simukonda.
Mwanza said the decision to sideline Simukonda was taken after carefully studying the report from the 2015 Senegal African Under-23 Championship where Zambia was eliminated in the first round.
Zambia lost 2-1 to Tunisia, 3-1 to South Africa and 1-0 to hosts Senegal.
Mwanza also said Simukonda has been dropped as national team assistant coach.
“This means that Mr Simukonda will not be traveling with the senior team to the African Nations Championship (CHAN). A new assistant coach for the national team will soon be appointed,” he said.

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