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Ponga Liwewe @ SS com
Ponga Liwewe @ SS com

Faz clears the air on constitution

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) wishes to clarify misleading reports published by online media that the Football Association seeks to introduce gay rights to the local league and that it will disband Divisions Two and Three through adoption of the proposed revised constitution.

Football House recently circulated to all its members a draft copy of the FAZ Constitution for their review and to make comments and suggestions.

The draft constitution is in line with FIFA statutes and it is these that are up for discussion. It is the prerogative of FAZ members to agree or disagree with the statutes and to make recommendations that will be incorporated into the final document.

Furthermore, the implication that clubs from Divisions Two and Three are to be disbanded or relegated to lower status is untrue. The proposed adjustment to the statutes will reduce the size of the Electoral College to enable council meetings become more efficient and for more effective decision making.

The proposal in the draft constitution is for clubs from Divisions Two and Three to elect representatives who will attend, speak and present their issues at meetings on their behalf. This requirement is necessitated by the need to have a manageable number of delegates at meetings because the ever growing membership of the football association means that the current system is difficult to manage. Clubs will remain full members of the Football Association of Zambia.

Football House is open to provide further information and clarification to the media on this matter and indeed any matters relating to the running of football in Zambia.