FAZ still in debt

DESPITE having recorded profit amounting to K9, 041, 551 for the period between 2022-2023 the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is owing Zambia Revenue Authority and NAPSA.

According to FAZ president Andrew Kamanga, the association is still grappling with the historical debt which he did not disclose.

Kamanga is however grateful to the Ministry of Sports Youth and Arts for providing guidance on how to deal with the debt through government channels.

Kamanga has also confirmed that FAZ has applied for purchase of GPS equipment which will be distributed to Super League teams.

He said the GPS project will be especially crucial in helping clubs track the performance of their players using technology.

Kamanga also unveiled the association’s plans to buy a luxurious coach for the Zambia national team through a FIFA project.

With the KoPa project having contributed over K2 million in profit, Kamanga said the association plans to launch the upgraded KoPa jersey that the Chipolopolo will use for the June AFCON qualifiers and the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Kamanga said the 30th Gabon Disaster Memorial will be commemorated alongside KK Day which falls on April 28.

“As we commemorate the anniversary of the darkest hour in the history of our game, we have combined efforts with government to draw up a programme for the event. We also take cognisance of the fact that April 28 is a designated public holiday in honour of First Republican President Kenneth David Kaunda,” Kamanga said.

“The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Arts have aligned this year’s anniversary with the KK Day. We will converge at the Heroes Acre on Friday morning and join in the government programme in the National Heroes Stadium afterwards,” he said.

Kamanga said the 30th anniversary coincides with the five-year official government pronouncement to commemorate the Gabon disaster with an official function.

He said the memory of the heroes who were on their way to fulfilling a USA 94’ FIFA World Cup match in Dakar inspires the current generation to keep working towards actualising their dream of qualifying for the World Cup.

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