Kamanga wields axe …and wants executive committee member Elijah Chileshe disciplined

Written by on July 28, 2019


FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has instructed the disciplinary committee to take action against his executive committee member Elijah Chileshe for what he termed bringing the name of the game in disrepute.

FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala said that Kamanga had recommended to the committee to discipline Chileshe for sharing and circulating matters of confidentiality to the public.

Kashala said that FAZ was saddened to learn of the circulation on social media of a written complaint to the Zambia Police Service regarding the loss of a computer server.

He said the complaint letter, authored by  Chileshe, refers to an administrative function at Football House and action against the erring officer has been taken in line with the association’s disciplinary code of conduct.

Kashala said the loss of the server came at a time the executive committee had asked FIFA to conduct a forensic audit for the period 2012 to 2017.

He said as such report to the police was made in August 2018 and the case remained under investigation.

“As an association, we have nothing to hide and are open to any investigative wing that may follow up the complaint. The association also has no control over the length of time that investigations take,’’ he said .

The alleged complaint letter dated July 19,  2019 is addressed to the Zambia Police Service and as such was considered a confidential matter. 

Kashala however said that it was extremely unfortunate and unacceptable for a FAZ executive committee member to be in the forefront of creating speculation around the matter.

He said Chileshe, as an executive committee member, had been in attendance of meetings, where the decision to report the theft was made.

Kashala further said that Chileshe had  also been in attendance of the meetings where the audit committee and external auditors presented their findings of the audit prior to finalization of the 2018 audit.

 “It is our sincere hope that the members of the public will shun the continued attempts that seek to benefit a few selfish individuals who find pleasure in destabilizing the running of football,” Kashala said

He said football was a game guided by rules and it was in the best interest of the nation, for all involved to abide by such rules and keep away from activities that may lead to disciplinary action.

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