Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Club Licensing manager Erick Mwanza is optimistic that no opponent in football circles in Zambia is strong enough to oust Kalusha Bwalya from his presidential position in 2016.
Mwanza who is an employee of FAZ said the executive committee at Football House was not threatened by the continued negative comments from those wishing to challenge Kalusha next year.
“I can tell you without a blink that Kalusha will be re-elected as FAZ president in 2016. We are here to ensure that under taking is done. In March, we will witness the separation of boys from men. The election is yet to be heated, come January when nominations begin, some individuals will suddenly become silent,” he said.
Mwanza said FAZ sympathised with presidential aspiring candidate Andrew Kamanga for claiming that most of the ideas being used to restructure the league were his.
“We sympathise greatly with the man and his lack of understanding of the league and failure to apply himself to what is happening on the ground. We will not be sad as FAZ if anyone wants to jump and claim ownership because success as many fathers. This proposal has been thoroughly worked out and refined by the FAZ task force that has now become admirable. Kamanga has run out of what to say because he has never presented ideas to FAZ. Maybe he should look for a club that can sign him so that he can be invited to FAZ meetings,” he said.
Mwanza said the there was nothing sinister about the forth -coming extraordinary annual general meeting in October as it was within the confines of the constitution.
He further said that the league-restructuring document will be presented to the councillors at the meeting in October and become a law.
“The councillors around the country have proposed the transformation of the present Division one structure into four streams. The Super League will be expanded to 18 teams with two teams being relegated from the Super League at the end of the 2015 season,” he said.