The Football Association has unearthed a scam where three Division One clubs used forged cards to play division one fixtures during the transitional period.

Speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka today, Association General Secretary Adrian Kashala said FAZ has since confiscated the cards from the three Division One clubs based in Muchinga Province over the weekend.

Kashala named the clubs as Real Nakonde, Tazara Rangers and Riverside Football Club.

“Twelve cards were found on some Division One clubs in Muchinga, these are Tazara Rangers with nine forged cards, two from Real Nakonde and one from Riverside. This shows how deeply rooted this problem,” he said.

He said FAZ will work hard to root out the rot which he said has seen clubs use underhand methods to win matches.

Kashala further said FAZ would execute the exercise countrywide to ensure that clubs comply with the rules of the game.

He said the Disciplinary Committee would be sitting on Wednesday and Saturday to adjudicate on matters that have been pending, including the scam that has been unearthed.

He exhibited the forged cards at the media briefing and advised officials handling matches to be on alert for forged identifications.

Kashala said the three clubs would further be dealt with by the relevant judicial bodies in the country.