FAZ President blames Match Fixing, Lack of Support for Zambia’s failure to Qualify for AFCON tournament


FAZ President Andrew Kamanga with Former Sports Minister Moses Mawere (prior to AGM and during the singing of National anthem).
Documents have emerged in which the Football Association of Zambia President Andrew Kamanga has blamed match-fixing, lack of support from Government and negative perception against his administration.


In documents, which include his letter to the new Minister and agenda items for meeting held with Government, the FAZ president said that the Zambia National team lost some matches in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers under suspicious circumstances. With the previous Vice President having been handed a life ban for match-fixing, there is a possibility that he was not acting alone.


The FAZ president further added that it was not difficult for some players to collude with FAZ’s previous officials just to embarrass the current executive and the nation.

The FAZ President also rejected calls by the current Minister for him to reconcile with the Former President Kalusha Bwalya saying that there was no rift between him and Kalusha. Mr. Kamanga however flatly rejected the Minister’s move to get Kalusha Bwalya’s help to identify a new National team Coach or be involved in Coaching himself.


Mr Kamanga concluded the letter by advising the Minister that if it was his considered view that the Zambia National Soccer team will qualify for AFCON 2021 by getting rid of him, he could proceed by following due process and inform FIFA









  1. Those who understand match fixing should know that, for a vice president to be convicted the case is very clear, but since he was not the one kicking the ball, it clearly means players were involved, it is only that Kamanga has been trying to have a mature way of dealing with the issue otherwise he should have disbanded the whole team and start afresh, but his detractors were still not going to understand a move of this magnitude and would have feasted on him.
    He kept this away from the media now you are forcing him to talk especially this boy at the ministry who does not understand anything


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