Players celebrate with goalscorer Lazarous Kambole of Zambia during the 2018 Chan football game between Namibia and Zambia at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, Morocco on 22 January 2018 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Thursday Mar 08, 2018. 10:30
The Zambian Football Association has announced that they have paid all the players their dues for their participation at the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship tournament in Morocco.
FAZ was responding to claims that the Chipolopolo national team was not paid for the Ivory Coast and Namibia CHAN games which were held in Morocco last month.
FAZ boss Andrew Kamanga maintained when he featured on ZNBC Sunday interview programme that all the players were fully paid by the government.
Kamanga said as far as the association is concerned, no player is owed any money by the government for the CHAN tournament.
On the other hand, he explained that the government took over the paying of players after they qualified for the CHAN tournament in Morocco.
The FAZ president said the monies for the players were directly deposited into their accounts during the tournament.
According to the Lusaka Times website, Kamanga quickly pointed out that players have not yet been paid for the qualifying matches and FAZ will only pay the players when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) releases the funds.
Meanwhile, the outspoken FA boss commented on the fate of Zambian national team coach Wedson Nyirenda, saying the association was still reviewing his performance.