THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) disciplinary committee has not yet ruled on the protest by Nkana Football Club on Indeni’s alleged use of an ineligible player, Mathews Bwalya.
FAZ communications manager Nkweto Tembwe told Daily Nation Sports that Nkana had protested, claiming that Bwalya was still their player.
This came to light when Indeni featured Bwalya in a game between the two sides.
Nkana officials complained that Bwalya had not been cleared by the Kitwe giants and was still their player.
Tembwe explained that on the other hand, Indeni insisted that Nkana had cleared Bwalya.
He said the committee considered submissions from both sides and referred the matter to the office of the registrar at Football House.
“The registrar will now have to determine how the player was registered,” he said.
Nkana manager Charles Chakatazia has expressed happiness that FAZ had made progress in presiding over the matter.
He said that when FAZ summoned the two teams only Nkana showed up adding that he did not understand why Indeni could not attend.
Chakatazia said he did not understand why Indeni were arguing their case in the media when they failed to show up before the FAZ disciplinary committee.
“When we were called to appear before the disciplinary committee, they told us to wait until FAZ goes through our complaint,” he said.
Chakatazia said he was surprised that Indeni had answered back through the press despite shunning the disciplinary committee meeting.
He said the Kitwe giants would patiently wait until FAZ concluded studying the matter.
Chakatazia said at no time did he clear Bwalya as manger for Nkana. “I did not clear Bwalya. But we shall wait until the disciplinary committee brings sanity to the matter,” he said.