FIFA to allocate $3 m to FAZ – GS

By Staff reporter

FIFA will this year allocate US$3 million to the Football Association of Zambia FAZ for football operations and infrastructure development.

FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala disclosed the development in a statement, explaining that the US$1 million earmarked for operational and football development expenditure is an increment of last year’s US$500,000 whilst the US$2 million is set for infrastructure development.

“This infrastructure development which will be done in consultation with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Child Development, FAZ shall target upgrading   stadia in Chipata, Kasama, Solwezi and Mansa,” he says.

Kashala also disclosed that FAZ had identified five coaches to be sent for training in Europe as part of this development.

“The coaches that will be sent for training are Bilton Musonda, Noah Chivuta, Yonah Phiri, George Chilufya and Misheck Lungu. Another three UEFA B trained coaches will attend the CAF Pro-training with five coaches to be drawn from various clubs in consultation with the ZAFCA earmarked for training (KNVB) in liaison with our partners, Morocco,” he said.

He said the association had also introduced provincial title tournaments that would be open to all affiliate members in the provinces.

Kashala said FAZ had also unveiled a committee that had been tasked to raise a $10 million bond through a Special Purpose Vehicle.

“The committee comprises eminent personalities among them chairperson Mr. Joseph Katema and former Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) Director Andrew Chipwende who will be vice chairperson,” he said.

Other members are Ngenda Nyambe, Davies Pwele, Kafula Mwiche, Malcom Jhala and Victor Sodala.

Meanwhile, Kashala said April 13, 2019 had been set for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) that would be preceded by provincial assemblies to elect delegates to attend the conference.

Provincial elections shall be held from 8th February, 2019 to 4th March, 2019.