By Sports Reporter
FAZ vice president Richard Kazala’s future at Football House hangs in limbo as the soccer mother body yesterday added five more disciplinary charges against him.
The new charges relating to gross misconduct were communicated to Kazala by FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe in a letter dated November 29.
Liwewe said the matter has since been referred to the FAZ council for determination after a continued spate of exchange of words in the media.
According to a letter, Kazala is alleged to have added FAZ president Andrew Kamanga to his WhatsApp group called “We love football” where he exposed his boss to a fusillade of comments from his confidants even after being advised not to add him.
Kazala is further alleged to declared himself as the FAZ president and crusading to have Kamanga ousted yet knowing fully that Kamanga’s tenure of office expires in 2020.
Kazala is further accused of having gone further to announce the illegal holding of the FAZ annual general meeting (AGM) in Livingstone when the matter had not been discussed by the FAZ executive committee.
Kazala is also alleged to have attacked Kamanga in the press.
“I have noted with grave concern that you have continued disregarding your suspension from FAZ as advised in my letter of 4th November, 2016 and in view of your continued gross misconduct, I wish to advise further charges,
“ On 27th November, you added me to a WhatsApp group named “we love football” and took turns to ridicule me in the presence of your supporters despite my request to be excused.
“You declared yourself as a legitimate FAZ president knowing fully well that the position is currently occupied by me and you went further to launch a campaign to unsettle me as FAZ president knowing fully well that my mandate still remains in force until the next elective AGM in March 2020 (and) you attacked me in the press as reported by Times of Zambia and Zambia Daily Mail of 29th November, 2016,” the letter read in part.”
Liwewe said since Kazala had continued with his conduct which did not befit a person holding the position of vice president of the association, he will have to face the FAZ council.
“It is regrettable that you have continued to exhibit conduct not befitting a holder of the position of vice president of FAZ and it has become necessary to discipline you by referring your misconduct to the FAZ council.
“In case you are not familiar with the disciplinary process as outlined in the FAZ constitution, you are encouraged to submit your responses to FAZ council after I tendered my report due on 4th December 2016 at which point you will have three months to exculpate yourself,” read the letter.