IT’S NONSENSICAL …Afrisport FC president Kaunda tells off FAZ over his probe by the ethics committee
Written by Millennium on March 8, 2019
MUKWIMA CHILALA writes
COPPERBELT Division 2 side, Afrisport Football Club president Gabriel Kaunda has described his investigations for unethical conduct by the ethics committee of FAZ as nonsensical and pure witch-hunt.
Speaking in an interview with the Sun Sport, Kaunda who confirmed receiving correspondence from FAZ ethics committee informing him about the probe said the move was baseless.
“As representative of the clubs from the Copperbelt, on March 2, I wrotea letter complaining about teams playing 30 games in 3 months when most clubs are sponsored by individuals,
“We suggested to FAZ that teams be divided in groups of 8 teams per fixture and the association heeded to that advice by doing the exact suggestions we made, therefore it’s surprising that they could now start investigating me for unethical conduct, its nonsensical.
The Afrisport president said that the witch-hunt been perpetrated by FAZ was what was killing the Zambian football.
He advised FAZ president Andrew Kamanga against fighting and witch hunting those he perceived to be friends with those he did not like.
He said he understood the grounds on which he was being investigated following a consultative meeting that he had with two other Copperbelt-based teams concerning Division 2 and 3 league games.
Kaunda said the said meeting was not illegal as had been described by the ethics committee but was merely for interacting with his fellow football administrators.
“Yes I am in receipt of the letter from the ethics committee , I received it through my mail and I understand where this is all coming from,
”The whole issue is about a consultative meeting which I had with two colleagues from two other Copperbelt football clubs, which wasn’t even a formal meeting but we merely met at the tennis club over a drink.” said Kaunda
Kaunda said that he only met with the other two Clubs because majority of the teams on the Copperbelt asked him to be representative and address some concerns about playing Division two and three league games.
He said he later wrote a letter to FAZ raising some concerns from the teams and that the exact things they advised were the resolutions that FAZ late on passed.