Zambian FA bans Blackwell Siwale for life

Zambian FA bans Blackwell Siwale for life
Zambia Premier League

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Apr 11, 2018. 15:30

Zambian media reports reveal that the country’s football association has banned FAZ executive committee member Blackwell Siwale from all football related activities.

The ban comes after a meeting held by the FAZ Ethics Committee last Friday which was chaired by Kephas Katongo.

It is in this meeting where Siwale was found guilty of obtaining and circulating illegally obtained FAZ documents.

According to FAZ communications manager, Desmond Katongo, he said Siwale has also been found guilty of uttering statements with potential to scare away FAZ partners.

“The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has with immediate effect banned former expelled FAZ Executive Committee member, Mr Blackwell Siwale from all football related activities,” said FAZ in a statement.

“Following a meeting held by the FAZ Ethics Committee, on Friday April 6, 2018, Chaired by Mr Kephas Katongo, Mr Siwale was found guilty of obtaining and circulating illegally obtained FAZ documents.

“He has further been found guilty of uttering statements with potential to scare away FAZ partners and potential partners.

“The Association notes that, despite failure to appeal his case at the FAZ Council, Mr Siwale has continued to put the association’s name into disrepute through the press.

“FAZ wishes to appeal to all its members not to allow Mr Siwale entry to any stadia as doing so will culminate into serious penalties.

“FAZ has further banned Mr Damiano Mutale and Mr Kelvin Chipili from all football related activities for putting the name of the association and its President into disrepute.

“This follows the duo’s decision to take the FAZ President to court for abuse of authority of office, a matter which was later withdrawn by the complainant.

"The duo has also been found guilty of falsely accusing the Association of preventing them from attending the Annual General meeting.

“FAZ wishes to remind its members to adhere to football rules when settling disputes. FIFA has set guidelines that members should regularly familiarise themselves with to avoid sanctions from the mother body.

“The FIFA rules and regulations clearly stipulate the channels of communication whenever members feel aggrieved.

“It is our hope that the decision taken by the Association will bring sanity to the Zambian game and allow the smooth flow of day-to-day running of football.”



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