FAZ RESPONDS TO ONLINE FAKE NEWS

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ZANACO FC former player Desmond Mungawa posing with FAZ President Andrew Kamanga.
ZANACO FC former player Desmond Mungawa posing with FAZ President Andrew Kamanga.

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has noted the growing trend of fabricated online stories targeting the association and Its President Mr. Andrew Kamanga.

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While we acknowledge the existence of free online space and the right of individuals to fully express their opinions, we are deeply concerned with the rate and magnitude of the falsehoods being peddled around.

FAZ’s name has in the last few weeks been dragged into the happenings at City of Lusaka without any regard to the facts on the ground.
The association is not party to the disputes at City of Lusaka but only stepped in to offer guidance as provided for in the Constitution.

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It has always been FAZ’s view that dialogue between the two parties remains the ultimate solution to the impasse.
FAZ has no mandate to accept or reject any individual elected or appointed by a FAZ member nor can it impose a committee for its members.

FAZ regrets that its President is being accused of rejecting a particular person in the City of Lusaka dispute as no names were mentioned in the proposed interim committee whose composition remains the preserve of the two concerned parties.
We wish to further dispel online reports attributed to the FAZ president that the association intends to punish Super League teams that will not prepare adequately for the 2018 season.
The FAZ president has not at any time given a story on the purported subject.

As FAZ we continue to have an open door policy where information is readily availed to the public through relevant channels and not through shady online sources.

FAZ would like to further urge its members and the public that any official statements from the association will be published on all official FAZ online platforms.

For and on behalf of:
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA
Desmond Katongo
COMMUNICATION MANAGER

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