U-20 STARS NOT PAID; FAZ also owes team officials

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is still owing players and officials allowances for the 2017 under-20 Africa Cup and World Cup participation.

Zambia hosted and won the 2017 under-20 youth title and was one of the four African representatives at the World Youth Championship in South Korea.

A source who was part of the under-20 technical bench revealed that FAZ has not yet cleared allowances from the two competitions.

“It will soon clock a year without being paid our allowances. We are still waiting for FAZ to clear our dues but they don’t seem concerned. Nobody even talks about it. It is like they are not obliged to pay us because they don’t seem concerned at all. We have raised it time and again but nothing is done,” the source said.

FAZ has changed the under-20 technical bench, elevating the Mumamba Numba technical bench which was in charge of the under-17 squad.

The source said some officials who were part of the organising team for the under-20 Africa Cup were coaxed to use their personal money which FAZ has failed to pay back.

“This Andrew Kamanga executive has always been preaching about transparency and accountability but they are doing the opposite. There are a lot of financial misdemeanors currently taking place in FAZ. We are not the only ones being owed. The secretariat staff never gets their pay on time but their bosses are always giving themselves advances.

We want our money. Kamanga should tell us if we did the job on a voluntary basis so that we can forget,” the source said.

Apart from the under-20 crew, FAZ has also not cleared players’ allowances for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.

         

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