Saturday, June 22, 2024

FAZ still in talks with Sikazwe over Technical Director role

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says it is still in talks with FIFA referee Janny Sikazwe on his appointment as FAZ technical director.

FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala says FAZ needs Sikazwe’s services and will continue to engage the FIFA referee.

The position of technical director has been vacant since Honor Janza relinquished the position over a year ago to take up the coaching role at Red Arrows where he has since been fired.

Moses Sichone who resigned a fortnight was overlooked for the position.

Following the Football Association of Zambia’s announcement that Zambian top referee Janny  Sikazwe is the new Technical Director, fans have turned to social media to express their displeasure.

Should the decorated referee accept the position, he will be assisted by Moses Sichone.

Below are some of the comments from the Chipolopolo faithful.

Mwewa Kapiri Kapiri Chanda wrote:

For Jani to accept this appointment it means that he has opted to retire as FIFA referee. He earned more than $ 60,000 at world cup Russia alone besides other assignments. His income as FIFA at his level was better than Technical Director at FAZ. Well, it  is said leave the arena when they are still clapping, if that the case he decided to leave when he reached the apex of his career, the world cup, of course we are still clapping for him as being the first. Its career you retire on a good note or a sour note, in his case its on good note.

Kebby Sichoonda: I know FAZ you have ears and you have heard, people have said NO to the appointment of Janny. We expect you to reverse the appointment like any of those decisions you have reversed eg the awarding of points to Kansanshi dynamos,the eagles/dynamos etc

Blessings Tembo feels the down to earth Sikazwe will do it for patriotism.

Ok apa ine kuti nakana FIFA is making me travel the World then to join the drama and politics at FAZ hmmm Ni ka dilemma  anyway abena Janny Sikazwe baliba sana down to earth full of patriotism he will do it  for the love of mother Zambia ?? who knows it might open other doors for him congrats  J.S  FIFA.

Ronald Kampolwa: This FAZ nicipantepante,Technical Director Mr Sikazwe,no leave him in his role of referring and let him rise in that area for the nation to produce world class referrers

Clive  C Mwewa: How do you make a referee as technical director
With all due respect to mr sikazwe i think he is good on refereeing
Mostly that’s mistake that use pipo make thinking if someone is good in one area then he is good in all
Anyway all in all we wait for his contribution.

Mwape Nkonge: I would be interested to know the qualifications and the role profile for the position of Technical Director.

If there’s an area best suited to Sikazwe’s expertise at the moment, it is in refereeing. We must allow his refereeing career to proceed as he is one of the best whistle men on the continent. Let us not curtail such a blossoming career with this appointment.

There’s one eye on the Namibia game as Enock Ntoka wrote;

We need results on the pitch not such news which doesn’t add value to our happiness.

Peter Choma: Anyone with sikazwe number I advise him?

Kamalonga Kamz Kasota: I knew it,  they want to Finish Janny Sikazwe or Retire him early.  Before long when he starts putting things in order you be the same people calling for his neck “Ati this is FAZ and not RAZ” Who do you think you are. Go back and Blow your whistle. We know you.

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  1. For starters the report first says Moses Sichone resigned, then a few lines later says if Jani accepts the position he will be assisted by Moses…..

    Secondly the comments by the fans seem to suggest that should Jani accept the position he will automatically have to give up his job with the whistle…Could Zamfoot get us clarity on this. Does him taking up the position mean he stops being a referee? Is this one of the few permanent positions at FAZ?

  2. Janny can be Technical Director and continue refereeing FAZ clarified this although I still feel it poses some conflicts of interest. Every job has KEY competences that are a must for every job holder and I’m in doubt refereeing expertise is one of them for the job of Technical Director at FAZ. A Technical Director is person charged with responsibility to look at the development of football at Football House, whose key role is to ensure training of coaches in new football systems, technics a job done by coaches not referees whose job is to enforce the rules of the game. Janny should reject this offer he is not qualified for this job and being a top notch referee entangling himself in this job will be bad for the reputation he has build this far. FAZ should also avoid tempting people like Janny into FAZ for the sole purpose of adding goodwill to the perception of FAZ as the case seems, its the only reason I can think of as to why FAZ decided to offer Janny this position when he clearly does not qualify. In any case it beats logic that a body as big as FAZ would rush to announce the appointment of Janny without finding out from him if he would accept the job or not, and here we are putting Janny under pressure to accept an appointment for fear to embarrass FAZ who already told the nation they had appointed Janny. To come out and even state that they are still waiting for Janny to make up his mind on the job offer is even more revealing of FAZ short comings. Janny should pick up courage tell FAZ he wont take up the appointment so that we can close this chapter and for FAZ to look at other options as they have a mandate with limited time besides, every job offer has a timeframe in which the offer should be taken or it lapses, is the job offer to Janny perpetually open ended for FAZ to still be waiting for Janny ??

  3. The entire faz team have failed to deliver good results to the Zambian people,the only thing is being talkertive leave j s alone for he is not lazy but a hard work we re proud of him(ngamwafilwa ukubomba inchito mwapelwakwikala noti ukubomfya umufulo panenuuulechita bwino muleumfwako nenso pantu uto tupiya mufola Neto akalasenda kuti amifolesha pampiya akalasenda kuliba FIFA.mulekni JS.

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