The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has ruled that the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) elections can now proceed and be held on 27th February 2021 at the AGM.
FAZ issued a letter to all clubs letting them know that the provincial elections that were yet to be held are now going ahead in the next two weeks prior to the AGM.
This brings to an end a long running saga that started in January 2020 when the electoral road map was derailed by many challenges.
The elections were challenged in the Zambian court by Damiano Mutale and Patson Lusaka.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport also dismissed an application by Kalusha Bwalya to force FAZ to declare him eligible to stand for election despite failing the integrity test.
Mumbo Lombe also challenged FAZ at the National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ).
Since then, two presidential candidates have passed on. Joseph Nkole died on 8 January 2021 and incumbent and aspiring FAZ vice president candidate Rix Mweemba died in October 2020.
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By Ofhani Munyai