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FIFA to mediate the football situation in Zambia

FIFA to mediate the football situation in Zambia

FIFA has taken a keen interest in the current wrangles that are prevailing in the run-up to the FAZ Provincial and National elections in Zambia.

It is such that a FIFA representative will be travelling to Zambia to hold a meeting with the Football Association of Zambia, Government officials and all relevant stakeholders to discuss the football situation in Zambia.

FIFA’s Chief Member Associations Officer Veron Mosengo-Omba in a correspondence to Minister of Sport Emmanuel Mulenga and made available to Soka25east.com, reconfirmed that the current FAZ Executive Committee shall remain in office and continue to manage football activities in Zambia until elections are held.

“I refer to our telephone call last week regarding the electoral process of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ). FIFA is committed to an electoral process which respects its own statutes, the FAZ statutes and the FAZ electoral code,” Mosengo-Omba said.

“Based on our discussions, I would like to confirm that I will travel to Lusaka, Zambia as soon as possible. As you will understand, the exact date of my visit depends on the eradication of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and the easing of global travel restrictions.

“The aim of my visit will be to meet FAZ, representatives of the Ministry of Sport and Child Development and the relevant football stakeholders to discuss the football situation in Zambia. I hope you will be able to join the meeting once confirmed.”

FAZ were set to hold elections on March 28, 2020 but have been put on ice indefinitely due to an injunction placed before the Ndola High Court.

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia.

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