Katongo, who has also been nominated for the BBC 2012 Africa footballer of the year award, failed to make the final five after voting by national coaches, technical directors and captains. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka star, Zambia Voluntary Soccer Fans Association (ZAVASOFA) Patron Pastor Peter Makembo said that a petition was submitted to FAZ General Secretary George Kasengele on Tuesday morning and that he expected CAF to answer soon.
NINE months after the AFCON victory, Zambia has moved 2 steps upwards and 1 step on the international scene to occupy position number 6 in Africa and 31 in the world respectively according to current FIFA rankings. This fair achievement came as a result of the February 12 victory that saw the Chipolopolo Boys rising against all odds to humiliate the famed Ivory Coast side.
The stripping of three points from Sudan in a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia because one of its scorers was ineligible to play should serve as a warning to sports associations says Zambia Voluntary Soccer Fans Association (ZAVASOFA) Patron, Pastor Peter Makembo. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka star, Pastor Makembo said the incident should not only be a warning to the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), but also to other sports associations that want to field ineligible players in the country - cheating has got penalties.
ZAMBIA Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has condemned the manufacturing and selling of counterfeit soccer jerseys bearing the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) logo. ZABS Public Relations Officer, Ms. Dingase Makumba told Lusaka Star in an interview that companies manufacturing fake Zambia National Soccer Team jerseys with the FAZ logo would be prosecuted once they were found doing so.
THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) has donated medical equipment meant for the detection of possible cardiac arrest in players to the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ). Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, FAZ Communications Manager Eric Mwanza said that the equipment was meant to improve the capacity of team doctors to contain cardiac arrest and other heart related complications among players in the country.