Munaile dares Kamanga…as he declares his intentions to stand for FAZ president in 2020
Written by Millennium on August 14, 2019
MUKWIMA CHILALA writes
FORMER Football association of Zambia (FAZ) vice president Emmanuel Munaile has declared his intentions to challenge Andrew Kamanga for the top position of Zambia’s soccer mother governing body.
Munaile who is former Malole Member of parliament and Chipolopolo captain announced he would run for FAZ top office at the elective annual general meeting next year.
More soccer administrators were declaring their intentions to replace incumbent Kamanga and include names of Chingola-based duo Blackwell Siwale and Gideon Mwenya.
In an interview on QTV’s Football my life programme, Munaile said he had gathered enough experience both as a player, coach and administrator to help revamp the fallen fortunes of Zambian football.
The former ‘Mighty’ Mufulira Wanderers midfielder who also starred for the Chipolopolo Boys expressed confidence his expertise would help change course in the administration of the country’s top sport.
“Our football has not been the same. It needs serious strategizing and planning if we have to get back to our old winning ways,
“After serving first as a player, committee member and vice president, I am concerned, like everyone else, with the state of affairs of our number one sport,” Munaile said
He said it was for that reason that he was offering himself to contest as president of FAZ at the next elective annual general meeting.
FAZ goes to the poll in March 2020 when councilors will decide the composition of the full executive committee with only three positions to be contested at the national meeting.
Positions of committee members will be decided at provincial assemblies preceding the elective AGM.
Munaile, a committee member under Evaristo Kasunga between 2000 and 2004, becomes the third candidate to publicly announce his intentions to challenge incumbent Kamanga.
Munaile served as FAZ vice-president to Kalusha Bwalya in 2008 before he quit midway through 2010 citing maladministration.