Lower leagues burst into life
THE Lower tiers under Football Association of Zambia’s wheels of power burst into life this weekend after commencement, was last week postponed so as procession of printing season cards can complete it’s course.
According to a circular released by FAZ Deputy General Secretary Adrian Kashala Division One, Two and Three matches could not take off as scheduled due to some clubs that where still processing the season cards, hence the resolve to give them another week.
This has infuriated some people and hawks bashing the already deemed oft derided football house, to have bungled with the process.
But FQMO Roads Vice-Chairman Zitha Mabona has exonerated the country’s football controlling body – deflecting the blame back to the clubs.
Speaking in an interview with ZamFoot, the administrator whose club campaigns in the FAZ Division One Zone Two said his peers in the lower leagues must dissuade using football house as the scapegoat for the problem that was triggered by their sluggishness to register players in time.
“We are the causer of this problem. I wouldn’t blame FAZ, I still blame ourselves so that next time we pull up our socks and do what is supposed to be done at the right time, then I think these things will be in the past,” he said.
“At clubs level, let’s do our assignments in time then you would find that even at football house things will be done in time. When you are a failure you always look for someone else to blame.”
Mabona said FQMO Roads were ready, both with boardroom stuffs and on the pitch. The club embarks on their campaign for the Super league promotion rights against Trident FC – in a Zone that has Kanshanshi Dynamos, Mufulira Wanderers, Roan United, Chambeshi and Mufulira Blackpool.
And Katete rangers’ Inspector Banda, in Zone One, pontificated that it was a honorable decision to reschedule opening week matches. However, he could not confirm whether the Katete domiciled side had completed the procession of cards.
In infamy City of Lusaka, Kafue Celtics and Lusaka Tigers are envisaged as favourites to win Super league promotion berth from FAZ Division One Zone One. Meanwhile, Zone Three has Real Nakonde, Intersport, Chindwin Sentries and Prison Leopards.
In Zone Four, Zesco Vic-Falls – who kick off this year’s campaign against Kascol rangers at home – will be the cynosure of eyes having finished as runners up in the previous 2 seasons.
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