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ZAFFICO chop Forest executive

SIMONDA (centre).

MULWANDA LUPIYA, ALEX NJOVU, Kitwe, Lusaka
THE Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) has dissolved the Forest Rangers executive committee led by Richard Kalasa following a string of poor results.
Super Division outfit Forest are winless since the start of the second round on July 18.
The Ndola outfit has managed seven wins, two draws and 13 losses to occupy the 12th position with 23 points.
According to a statement released on the club Facebook page, the executive has been dissolved and a new executive will be ushered in office soon.
“Forest Rangers football executive has been dissolved with immediate effect due to poor performance of the team. The new executive that will be ushered in will have the task of making sure that the team avoids relegation,” the statement read.
Kalasa, who is also Ndola deputy mayor, took over the mantle last season.
And Kalasa confirmed the dissolution of the executive.
“Yes, our executive was dissolved this morning by the management of ZAFFICO due to poor performance of the team,” he said.
The club lost key players during the mid-season transfer window – Walter Bwalya, defender Diego Apanane and midfielder Freddy Tshimenga, who have trekked to Nkana.
Forest face Nkana in Kitwe this weekend in a Week 23 match.
And earlier in an interview, Kalasa said the club has increased winning allowances in a bid to motivate the players.
“We have decided to increase the winning bonuses for the players from K1,500 to K2,000 in a bid to motivate them. We have lost five games in a roll, this is unacceptable, we are all worried,” he said.
Kalasa urged the Kaunda Simonda-led technical bench to find a winning formula.
“We last won a league match before the mid-season break,” he said.



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