FAZ praises Women Footballers

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——————– The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says women are able to proficiently participate in undertaking the task of making Zambian football to be reckoned worldwide.

FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya has since urged women not to engage in self belittling lines of thought as they are competent participants in Football.


Bwalya noted the tireless efforts made by women in the development of Zambian football in both the men’s and women’s versions of the sport.

He said in recent times the women’s teams have made the country proud by qualifying for the FIFA U17 world cup and the CAF women’s championships for the first time.


The FAZ President further said successes also include in coaching and administrative capacities such as refereeing.

“Most notably Gladys Lengwe, who is an international referee and one of the few women who officiate in the men’s ‘premier’ league the world over. With dedication, discipline and focus together we can achieve more," Kalusha observed.

This was contained statement made available to ZANIS by FAZ Communications Manager Nkweto Tembwe in Lusaka today.


Meanwhile, FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya has learnt of the death of Elson Mkandawire with a deep sense of sorrow and shock.

Kalusha says Football house will fondly remember the late Mkandawire for his passion and determination he had for football on and off the pitch.

"It is an undeniable fact that wherever he went he made an indelible mark as one of the most revered forwards of his generation. His will power on the pitch made him a fans favourite and is one that the Zambian footballing fraternity will well and truly miss, " Kalusha mourned.

Mkandawire, a forceful forward had stints at Chilanga Heroes and Livingstone Pirates before establishing himself at Power Dynamos and worked with Linos Makwaza, Lawrence Mweemba and Aggrey Chiyangi among others.

He easily fit into shoes left at power by Francis Kombe and John Lomami.


The 28-year-old had also played for Konkola Blades, ZANACO and Kabwe Warriors and was being quoted by Napsa Stars for the 2015 season.