The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has reassured the general public that the 23 players entitled to $30,000 FIFA money will duly receive their packages.
In his weekly update, the President’s corner, FAZ President Andrew Kamanga said the association will ensure all the 23 players who made the final squad get their entitlement.
Kamanga also went on to call on the players to remain grounded even after they get the ‘rare remuneration’ from FIFA.
The FAZ supremo also revealed that Football House is doing a review of the FIFA Women’s World Cup outing.
“On the women’s side of business, our Copper Queens will now focus on forthcoming WAFCON and Olympic qualifiers ahead. We are also conducting a review of the team’s FIFA World Cup experience that saw them lose two and win one match. We are also conscious of the anxieties that the FIFA-promised USD30,000 has caused among the soon-to-be beneficiaries.
On our part, we have always done with money, we will duly ensure that the 23 players get their dues as soon as the funds are made available. It is our prayer that the girls will keep their feet on the ground in the face of this rare remuneration. In a small way we have exposed them to financial literacy training to help them make quality decisions on spending their money.”
Next up for the Copper Queens is the Paris 2024 Olympics Qualifiers where they face Mali in October.
The winner between Zambia and Mali will face either Ghana or Benin in the third round of qualifiers which is the penultimate round before booking a slot in next summer’s Paris Olympic Games.