All set for FAZ elections in Livingstone
The Annual General Meeting of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) takes place today at the Fairmount Hotel in Livingstone where a new executive will be ushered in.
But before the meeting FAZ yesterday held a historic manifesto night ahead of the elective Annual General Meeting in Livingstone.
Candidates were granted an opportunity to make last minute open campaigns before delegates uninhibited which marked the dawn of a well-received tradition in the Zambian game.
The Andrew Kamanga led executive has been pioneering openness in every aspect of football management and more than demonstrated it in allowing all candidates to freely campaign.
Rivals enjoyed a picture perfect moment at the close of the debate as they stepped down to mingle with delegates.
FAZ president Kamanga and his challenger Emmanuel Munaile exhibited true sportsman like behaviour by stepping up to the podium and openly canvassing support.
Kamanga highlighted his success with grassroots football and women football that has become a signature of his tenure.
The FAZ boss also laid bare the club friendly sharing of resources that has seen clubs receive K1 million from the measly K7, 000 previously received.
His rival Munaile pledged to provide heal the divisions in the Zambian game.
In the vice presidency Justin Mumba rolled back his years with Zesco United that set the Ndola side apart from the rest of the clubs in Zambia.
Mwenya anchored his submission on his long service to the game that amounts to over a decade.
The race for the female candidate provided more lively sentiments with Brenda Kunda saying the rise of women football in the last four years was part of her efforts.
Priscilla Katoba who is chairperson for Green Buffaloes said that her track record with women football support spoke for itself.
Hilda Mutangama also pressed her case saying she had dedicated herself to serving the game as the work at KYSA showed while Nellie Miamba said she was best placed to take up the female candidacy for her experience in the game was visible.
A FIFA representative is expected to attend the AGM that will usher in office bearers that will run football until 2025.