FAZ AGM ON TODAY
Written by Millennium on April 13, 2019
MUKWIMA CHILALA writes
All is set for the 2019 Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) annual general meeting slated for Mulungushi international conference Center today.
The meeting is the first under the new and revised FAZ constitution which has seen a reduction in the Electoral College from 308 to 89 voting members.
The new FAZ Constitution, under Article 22 (1) (a), spells out who qualifies to be a delegate at the AGM.
“The Council is composed of 138 delegates and 89 votes,” reads the article in part.
This is a departure from over 300 delegates that used to be at the annual event.
The new composition of AGM delegates participation from across Zambia is comprised of 20 slots for Super Division, Division One, 40 for other leagues across the provinces, two women league members, referees (2), coaches (2), higher learning institutions (2), Schools (2), Futsal (2), Beach Soccer (2) and players’ association (2).
The provinces has also selected its own representatives from the recently held provincial conferences.
Some of the highlights of Saturday’s annual general meeting are the league restructuring and delinking which comes into effect this year.
According to FAZ president Andrew Kamanga , members who were the owners of the game will have an opportunity to refine the on-going league restructuring that will see the birth of a National Division One comprising 20 teams with full sponsorship and the possibility of a broadcast sponsor.
The National Division One will comprise top four teams across the zones and the relegated teams from the Super Division.
Members will have a further screening of the de-linking of the Super League from the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ).
This is the first time that FAZ will be holding its annual general meeting under its revised constitution which conforms it with FIFA with a reduced number of delegates .
This is the last annual meeting before the current executive’s tenure comes to an end at next year’s elective annual general meeting.