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THE MINISTER OF SPORTS JOINS THE RECONCILIATION CAMPAIGN WE ARE CHAMPIONING

News filtering from ZNBC states that the Minister has joined the wider campaign to have matters at FAZ resolved through dialogue reconciliations and not courts and brawls.

ZNBC reports that: “Sports Minister Emmanuel Mulenga has directed the National Sports Council of Zambia to convene a meeting with all concerned stakeholders with the view of resolving the wrangles surrounding the Football Association of Zambia -FAZ- elections. Mulenga says the wrangles in FAZ, which have culminated in court cases, are not good for the development of the game. He said government regards football as a unifying factor which should be free of wrangles. Mulenga said concerned stakeholders should instead exhibit love and amicably address the issues affecting them. He said it is the players and the fans that will suffer if FIFA bans Zambia due to the wrangles surrounding the FAZ elections. Mulenga says those vying for positions at various levels in FAZ should not allow the country to be banned as Football unites the country. The minister said the job of the ministry of Sport is not to interfere in the running of association but to see to it that that football development is promoted in the country.”

The Minister said this during a media briefing in Ndola last night.

“YES WE CAN. Both teams can work together. Watch the space,” that was my message yesterday around this time. Some comments said this can’t happen because the bad blood between Kalusha and Kamanga is too serious. I refuse, even rebel leaders that have killed thousands do reconcil with governments.

I think it can be done.

In ending let me repeat what I said yesterday morning: “Now a few days ago, I did say that the current trajectory will only lead to worse acrimony and losers on both sides. There cant be winners when people in football fight like this. When I looked at my Facebook timeline this morning, I am just seeing a myriad excited postings from both the supporters of Kamanga and those of Kalusha. Its like the school playground again when the class is split between the bully and the brave challenger who says “we shall meet ku ground after class”. Everyone just wants to see who will bleed first forgeting that bleeding means damage to the protagonists. Why are we such sadists that all we want is to see damage on our national icon Great Kalu? Why do we want Kamanga in trouble and out of the way using all means necessTHE MINISTER OF SPORTS JOINS THE RECONCILIATION CAMPAIGN WE ARE CHAMPIONING
By Shalala Oliver Sepiso

New filtering from ZNBC states that the Minister has joined the wider campaign to have matters at FAZ resolved through dialogue reconciliations and not courts and brawls.

ZNBC reports that: “Sports Minister Emmanuel Mulenga has directed the National Sports Council of Zambia to convene a meeting with all concerned stakeholders with the view of resolving the wrangles surrounding the Football Association of Zambia -FAZ- elections. Mulenga says the wrangles in FAZ, which have culminated in court cases, are not good for the development of the game. He said government regards football as a unifying factor which should be free of wrangles. Mulenga said concerned stakeholders should instead exhibit love and amicably address the issues affecting them. He said it is the players and the fans that will suffer if FIFA bans Zambia due to the wrangles surrounding the FAZ elections. Mulenga says those vying for positions at various levels in FAZ should not allow the country to be banned as Football unites the country. The minister said the job of the ministry of Sport is not to interfere in the running of association but to see to it that that football development is promoted in the country.”

The Minister said this during a media briefing in Ndola last night.

“YES WE CAN. Both teams can work together. Watch the space,” that was my message yesterday around this time. Some comments said this can’t happen because the bad blood between Kalusha and Kamanga is too serious. I refuse, even rebel leaders that have killed thousands do reconcil with governments.

I think it can be done.

In ending let me repeat what I said yesterday morning: “Now a few days ago, I did say that the current trajectory will only lead to worse acrimony and losers on both sides. There cant be winners when people in football fight like this. When I looked at my Facebook timeline this morning, I am just seeing a myriad excited postings from both the supporters of Kamanga and those of Kalusha. Its like the school playground again when the class is split between the bully and the brave challenger who says “we shall meet ku ground after class”. Everyone just wants to see who will bleed first forgeting that bleeding means damage to the protagonists. Why are we such sadists that all we want is to see damage on our national icon Great Kalu? Why do we want Kamanga in trouble and out of the way using all means necessary? In the end this episode is exposing each one of us more than it is exposing Kalusha and Kamanga, the two ernstwhile friends.”

“What we need now is healing. Its time for elderly sports people like Hanif Adams, Tom Mtine, Rupiah Banda and others came in and brokered a truce. Let Kalusha be allowed time at Court of Arbitration to argue his case while elections wait so that if he wins he is allowed to stand and if he loses there is no what-ifs. Also let the local court actions be completed. We are a country of laws and courts must be respect.”

And lets see how those with small cases can be forgiven and their bans lifted. Those with serious cases can be given shorter sentences.

My only advice is for the NSCZ to include outsiders to help in the mediation. In fact the meeting at Sports should only be a culmination of background work of negotiations. Lets all contribute to resolving this. Ine if invited I will attend and bring these two AK and KB together and see how they can both play their parts.

And Hon Minister, please approve Micho’s contract to show the start of a new direction.

Nivi bola che ivi. No need to break bones.

FILE PICTURE: The Minister, AK and former Director of Sports Bessie Chelemu at Barca Academy.

 

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