Zambia football leaders bury their differences
From ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia
LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – CONFEDERATION of African Football (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou, has intervened in the tensions characterizing Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President, Andrew Kamanga, and predecessor, Kalusha Bwalya.
Hayatou said the two men had agreed to dispel “all the clouds between” them and embraced each other.
“It is a very good gesture and it is a good omen for the football of their country that these two people can shake hands,” Hayatou said at the sidelines of the ongoing Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.
At the same meeting, Bwalya, a member of the CAF Executive Committee, was asked to acknowledge that his successor was elected in accordance with the established rules and regulations.
“The new president (Kamanga) has been elected by the Zambian football family, so Kalusha should be able to confer with him on all aspects of football management in the country,” said Hayatou.
“I also told the new president that everyone has an interest but Zambian football must be first, and that he takes into account the opinion of Kalusha, who is no stranger in football.”
Hayatou said CAF wass pleased to have managed to dispel “the clouds between these two personalities.”
“It will be very beneficial for football in general,” Hayatou concluded.
– CAJ News
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