The restructured FAZ league will see a proper disbursement of FIFA grants, says FAZ vice-president aspirant Richard Kazala.
Kazala said the move would give proper procedures on how to disburse FIFA grants as stipulated under its guidelines in its efforts to contributing to the development of soccer in Zambia.
Speaking before the Southern Province club councillors meeting in Choma yesterday, Kazala who has endorsed Kalusha for a third-term appealed to the councillors to vote for individuals that had shown selfless leadership and had a proven record of success in football.
He said the leadership of Kalusha had scored several successes which included the fulfilment of the all youth teams’ international fixtures using FAZ resources.
“It is undeniable that the current leadership has changed the face of football in Zambia. Because of the love of the sport, FAZ is ready to spend on all youth teams despite facing some financial challenges. This is because they understand that the future of Zambia’s soccer lies in the youths,”
“Now that the league has been restructured, we will see a creation of jobs for referees, coaches and other qualified personnel. This will put food all the table for a sportsman and sportswoman,” he said.
Kazala challenged the councillors to vote for selfless leaders and not those aiming to make a retirement package from FAZ.
“Elect people that will not see FAZ as a milking cow. I have always stated that I want to help give rural talent an opportunity to play at a national level,” he said.
Kazala also endorsed aspiring committee members Lenny Nkhuwa, Blackwell Siwale, Jeff Chipilingu, Happy Munkonya and Lee Kawanu.
Meanwhile, Choma United Football club member William Banda said the province would endorsing Kalusha, Rix Mweemba and Kazala at the helm of football administration. Banda said the 35 councillors were ready to work with individuals with a proven record and had a heart of the sport.
The FAZ elective annual general meeting is set for March 19 at Kitwe’s Moba Hotel.