FAZ has handed Nkana president Evaristo Kabila and club secretary Mutale Kapwepwe a six-week ban from football activities for “bringing the game into disrepute”.

Kabila and Kapwepwe’s ban emanates from a July 19 letter Nkana sent to the FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe but also availed to the media.

In that letter, Nkana complained over FAZ’s delayed formalisation of strikers Walter Bwalya’s illegal move from Lubumbashi Sports Club to Zambia two seasons ago, without an International Transfer Certificate.

Nkana further alleged that some FAZ officials had an interest in Bwalya and were involved in a US$400,000 offer for the player from an overseas club.

“The FAZ disciplinary hearing chaired by Joseph Jalasi, found the two guilty of putting the image of the Association and the game into disrepute through media attacks, contrary to the FAZ disciplinary code 7.10. FAZ has further fined the two an amount of K2,500 respectively to be paid within seven days,” FAZ spokesperson Desmond Katongo said.

“The accused are at liberty to appeal to the FAZ Appeals Committee within 14 days of the ruling.”