Colonel Katoba Okayed for FAZ position by Women’s Clubs
Women Football advocate Samuel Nashon Zulu popularly known as Shawn Zulu has disclosed that women’s clubs are backing Colonel Priscilla Katoba for the FAZ female position because she comes from a women’s team.
The Club believes that Col Katoba understands the challenges women clubs are facing and that she’s part of them since she owns a Women’s team and is President for another.
“To tell you the truth I have followed and been in women’s football from 2007 and I have seen where we are coming from and where we have reached Col Katoba is the one,” he said.
“We have gone through all the female candidates that are contesting for this year’s elections and you can see every candidate on this position hato experience and are contributing massively to Zambian football but we want our own,” he added.
Zulu who is also a founding member of a well known and established Ndola outfit Indeni Roses Football club said the choice to settle for the Colonel was because of the experience she has in grassroot, Men’s and Women’s football.
“We have settled for Col Katoba and she’s the one we are backing because of her massive experience in women’s football. She has her own women’s team in Central province women’s league (Queens Academy) she’s also the chairperson for the dominant Green Buffaloes Women Club in Lusaka and sponsoring a men’s team in Kabwe and one Academy in Lusaka.”
And commenting on the same Mr. Blantyre Ilunga Chairperson of Kitwe based side Miracle Rangers Women Club revealed that Col Katoba has been there for some struggling teams that are being sponsored by individuals, like his team, giving them material and financial support.
“She knows what we go through and am confident she will be the one to improve our game further,” he said.
Red Arrows Women Football Club Secretary Kelly Hangoma, when contacted for a comment, said: “We want someone to take us a step further, we have been in women’s football for more than 15 years and we have seen it all and we are confident that Col Katoba will drive us.”
And Zesco Ndola Girls President, Godfrey Kumwenda is feels Col Katoba can help develop the Women’s game.
“We need to grow women’s football and form a women’s super league, this will benefit even the national team performances as well as clubs to be more professional, I hope Priscilla Katoba delivers for us I feel she will do better because we are behind in some areas as women and she knows that but we will work with anyone that will go through and is willing to work for women’s football.”
Former Women National Team under 20 Manager and National Assembly Secretary Belinda Mulenga Chisanga had this to say:
“I have seen it all in women’s football and it’s about time we have someone within us to be at the helm and be able to work on our challenges and I think the Colonel will do it with her positions in the Army and she also speaks discipline in her work plus her contributions to women’s game we hope she gets it toome election day said Belinda who is also a candidate for Lusaka Provincial Women position.”
FAZ will hold national elections for the three positions President, Vice President, and Female Representative. The elections were scheduled to be held on 28th March 2020 but due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the elections have been moved to a later date.
The female position is being contested by incumbent Brenda Kunda from Northwestern, Kitwe’s Kunda Bowa committee member Nkana FC, Nelly Miamba, Secretary Mufulira United, others are Mwansa Hildah Mutangama who is Kabwe Youth Academy Director as well as Colonel Priscilla Katoba Chewe, the President of Green Buffaloes Women’s Club and Owner of Queens Academy in Kabwe.
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