FIFA Clears Kamanga to contest Council member position
The World soccer governing body, FIFA has cleared the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew
Kamanga’s candidature for the FIFA council position.
FIFA has since notified Kamanga of his eligibility after having passed the
“In this regard, we kindly inform you that the Review Committee has declared
you eligible for the position of member of the FIFA Council,” reads a statement
from Mukul Mudgal who chairs the FIFA Review Committee.
Kamanga sits on the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee where he was
elected in May 2017 at the FIFA Congress. He is the only member from Africa
on the committee. Membership to the Audit and Compliance Committee is
preceded by an Integrity Test.
The FAZ president will be joined by five other candidates on the quest for the
African FIFA Anglophone seat.
The slots for Africa on the FIFA executive committee include one for the CAF
president who automatically becomes the FIFA vice-president and another for a
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, and Tanzania (East
Africa). Top two candidates will make it to the all-powerful FIFA body. FIFA subjects all candidates for elective positions through an integrity check.
The elections will be held on March 12th in Rabat, Morocco during the General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).