Zambia probe on transfers


NSCZ chairman, Julius Sakala disclosed that he gave the ruling body the ultimatum last week.

Sakala said he decided to write to FAZ because the association president Kalusha Bwalya, his deputy Emmanuel Munaile and general secretary George Kasengele only gave a verbal explanation during a meeting they had with NSCZ board members, Matilda Mwaba and Elliot Mhende two weeks ago.

He said he expects the report to be handed to him before Monday.

“I sent FAZ a notice on Friday last week and I expect them to comply and give a full report accompanied by all the necessary documentation within the 10 days I have given them, failure to which I will take action,” Sakala said.

He, however, did not state what action he would take. Sakala said he was mandated as NSCZ chairman to discipline any association that did not comply with his directives.

He urged clubs to follow laid down procedure for transferring players if such wrangles were to be avoided.

“Apart from the Mayuka issue, I also want FAZ to give details on Rainford Kalaba who is playing for Sporting Braga in Portugal,” he said.

When contacted Kasengele said the association has not yet received Sakala’s letter.

Last week, Minister of Sport, Youth and Child Development, Gabriel Namulambe asked NSCZ to intervene in Mayuka’s transfer after Kabwe Warriors’ chairman, Chembe Sandamuka complained that his club did not consent to Mayuka’s move to Israel.

Mayuka, a minor, is currently playing for Maccabi after he signed a three-year deal worth US$50 000 (aboutR555 000).