FAZ President goes for FIFA exco seat

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Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Andrew Kamanga has filed his nomination for the March 2021 FIFA elections as one of the aspiring executive committee members for the English-speaking block.

Kamanga joins six other candidates in the race that is yet to see the process that includes the integrity test commence.

“I was approached by some colleagues within football who were of the view that I may add value at the FIFA executive committee level,” said Kamanga.

“Once that had been done, I did seek the authorization of the minister of sports and he gave the go ahead, there was no objection, and the executive was duly notified. Most importantly it is good that Zambia is competing at an international level,” he said.

The slots for Africa on the FIFA executive committee have an automatic one for the CAF president who becomes the FIFA vice president and another for a female candidate. The remaining six slots for CAF are divided into language blocks, broken down as English, Arabic and French. Each has two slots for candidates to vie for.

In the English speaking bracket Kamanga will compete against candidates from Malawi (Cosafa), Nigeria, Gambia (West Africa), Kenya, Tanzania (East Africa).

The final elections will be held in March in Morocco next year.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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