Hayatou: Bwalya must respect Kamanga

Hayatou: Bwalya must respect Kamanga
Kalusha Bwalya

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Mar 06, 2017. 14:30

The Confederation of African Football has decided to intevene and solve the dispute between Zambia FA president Andrew Kamanga and his predecessor Kalusha Bwalya.

Media reports indicate that Bwalya, a member of the CAF executive, is in Zambia as part of CAF's delegation to watch the ongoing U20 Africa Cup of Nations.

However, Kamanga had written a protest letter to CAF president Issa Hayatou, alleging that Bwalya was working with people to destabilise his leadership.

The BBC reports that Kamanga claimed Bwalya's presence had heightened calls for him to be impeached during the FAZ's general meeting later this month.

Although Bwalya has denied the allegations, the situation forced Hayatou to intervene by calling Bwalya and Kamanga together to discuss the matter.


Hayatou told reporters that Bwalya should respect Kamanga as he was duly elected as Zambia's FA President.

"During our meeting we requested the former president (Bwalya) to respect the current one (Kamanga)," Hayatou told a press briefing.

"And we also asked the current executive to seek advice from him (Bwalya) for the good of the game.

"The two, I am sure, are in good relations now. There is nothing wrong. We are very satisfied with the outcome of that meeting.”

Kamanga succeeded Bwalya as FAZ boss in a tightly contested election last year.

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