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Nampundwe promotion bid thrown out

DIVISION One (South) Nampundwe’s hopes of playing in the Super Division next year are over after the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) appeals committee threw out their protest against Lusaka Tigers.
Nampundwe were demanding six points which would have seen them leapfrog Tigers from second position and win promotion.
Nampundwe allegedly used an ineligible player in two matches.
They argued that Tigers did not settle the K2,000 loan fees and did not honour part of the deal not to play striker Moses Mwanza against them by featuring the player in Week Seven and 24 matches which the Matero-based side won 2-0 and 3-2 respectively.
The Martin Musaluke-led appeals committee threw out the protest.
Earlier, Nampundwe had appealed to the FAZ disciplinary committee chaired by Lusaka lawyer Anthony Kasolo.
Nampundwe only paid the Week Seven protest fee on November 2 while the fee for Week 24 was paid later and as such, the disciplinary committee ruled that protests were made out of time.
FAZ communications manager Nkweto Tembwe said in Lusaka yesterday that the appeals committee decided not to hear the case because Nampundwe did not follow procedure.
Tigers won promotion with 62 points, five ahead of third-placed Nampundwe.
Champions Kabwe Warriors had 82 points.

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