Club licensing starts in October-FAZ
By Sports Reporter
FAZ says it will kick off the issuance of club licenses in the Super League in October to enhance transparency in the administration of funds by clubs, says head of club licensing Erick Mwanza.
Mwanza said most clubs have met the five requirements needed to acquire the license but FAZ has to make an assessment that will be submitted to FIFA.
“We have made strides in sensitising the clubs on club licensing. I am happy to confirm that most clubs in the Premier League are meeting the five standard requirements.
“The five standard requirements include club’s statutes, administration, youth system, financial criteria and infrastructure.
“We are scheduled to begin issuance of the license in October up to November. There are some teams that have already qualified, although they cannot receive the licences because we need to assess and write a report that will be submitted to FIFA,” Mwanza said.
He said FAZ was doing everything possible to ensure that all clubs were given licences hence the continued sensitization.
“Our desire is to see every club given a licence and therefore we will do everything possible to meet this target. I have no doubt that all clubs will be registered before 2016,” he said.
Mwanza explained the club licensing was vital in the enhancement of transparency in the administration of funds for clubs.
He said that apart from that, the exercise would help heighten the development of clubs, youth football and competitiveness of national teams.
Meanwhile, Mwanza said the association was just waiting for Government to put logistics in place to name the national senior team coach.
“All I can assure the nation is that FAZ is ready to engage the national team coach but was just waiting for Government to put all logistics in place. The association is not in a hurry and we are impressed with the effort the Minister of Sport Vincent Mwale is putting in to raise the funds for paying the coach,” he said.
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