RULES & REGULATIONS
FAZ and each of its members play Association Football in compliance with the Laws of the Game issued by the International Football Association Board (IFAB). Only the IFAB may lay down and alter the Laws of the Game.
FAZ and each of its members play Futsal and Beach Soccer in accordance with the Futsal Laws of the Game and the Beach Soccer Laws of the Game. Only FIFA may lay down and alter the Futsal Laws of the Game and the Beach Soccer Laws of the Game.
Clubs, leagues (including regional leagues) or any other groups of clubs affiliated to FAZ shall be subordinate to and recognised by FAZ. There shall only be one top tier national league on the territory of FAZ and our Statutes define the scope of authority and the rights and duties of these clubs and groups. The Clubs, leagues and any other group of clubs’ Statutes must be approved by the Executive Committee of FAZ. Matters in relation to referees, disciplinary issues, anti-doping, club licensing and player registration shall remain under the exclusive jurisdiction of FAZ.
The affiliated clubs and groups of members of FAZ shall take all decisions on any matters regarding their membership independently of any external body. This obligation applies regardless of their corporate structure.
In any case, no natural or legal person (including holding companies and subsidiaries) shall exercise control over more than one club or group of members of FAZ competing in the same league whenever the integrity of any match or competition could be jeopardised.
On 10th and 11th June 2014, the FIFA Congress adopted a resolution to replace the then existing Players’ Agents Regulations with a new regulation titled ‘Regulations on Working with Intermediaries’ in order to maintain the integrity of the sport of football by promoting and safeguarding considerably high ethical standards in the relations between players, clubs and third parties, and thus live up to good governance and financial responsibility principles.
FIFA therefore directed that each federation develop its own regulations to comply with its regulations that will have worldwide effect. The failure to register a transaction and comply with these requirements will be an act of misconduct and any club or player found guilty of such an offence risks the sanctions provided for in the FAZ Statutes.
REGISTRATION OF A TRANSACTION
The Association has implemented the FIFA TMS Intermediary Regulation Tool which is designed to facilitate compliance with the Regulations on Working with Intermediaries. All Intermediaries who are engaged in transactions involving players and clubs in their jurisdiction must be registered on the system.
The information to be submitted to the engaging club includes:
- All agreed remunerations or payments that have been made or are to be made to an intermediary
- Intermediary Declaration form
- Intermediary Representation Agreement
- The necessary consents and declarations about conflict of interest for all involved intermediaries as defined by the regulations
- The transfer agreement between the clubs
- The new employment contract of the player (which must mention the intermediary and contain his/her signature)
The system is integrated into the existing FIFA System, thus allowing the transfer of professional players and related Intermediary involvement to be managed via one system.
We encourage all intermediaries to familiarise themselves with the FIFA and FAZ Statutes, Rules and Regulations in order to provide the best service possible to its players.
- Frank Mpazi
- Abraham Banda
- Mathews Mwewa
- Paricha Chikoye
- Philip Bwembya
- Ali Mulangu
- Mark Paul Nyirongo
- John Botha
- Nawa Nyambe
- Elijah Siatwambo
- Moses Muzumara
- Cuthbert Mweetwa
- Mwinde Apuleni Muchimba
- Lloyd Lishandu Chinjenge
- Hussein Siblin
- Charles Simposya
- Rhodes Mbamunya
- Humphrey Kasolo Kapoma
- Signs Chibambo
- Frank Simundi
- Dominic Bikale
- Munakabulwe Shimukopo
- Mike Kafundi Mpalula
FAZ wants to preserve what is great in the beautiful game and has devised rules regarding betting in football to help protect the integrity and future of football. These rules apply to everyone involved in football, from the players and managers, to the match officials and club staff. This also includes a worldwide ban on betting on any other football-related matter,eg; the transfer of players, employment of managers or team selection and/or the passing of inside information to somebody that uses the information for betting.
What is inside information?
Inside information is information that you are aware of due to your position in the game and which is not publicly available – for example, this may be injury or team selection news.
You are not allowed to use inside information to place a bet or to instruct someone else to do so on your behalf, neither are allowed to pass inside information on to someone else which they use for betting. You can be considered to have passed inside information by word of mouth, email, writing, or even social media postings.
You may also be in breach of the rules if you pass inside information on to someone else even if you did not know that they were going to use it to bet.
Fixing is arranging in advance the result or conduct of a match or competition, or any event within a match or competition.
Fixing is prohibited and is treated very seriously. In addition, offering or accepting any bribes related in any way to improperly influencing the result or conduct of a match or competition or any event within a match or competition is similarly prohibited and considered a serious offence.
If you attempt to fix a match, you are likely to get caught and receive a charge. If found guilty, this is likely to lead to a significant suspension, and in some instances, a lifetime ban.
If you are approached or suspect that a colleague or someone you know has been approached or is involved in fixing, then you must report it to The Football Association of Zambia immediately. Failure to report any such offers may result in a charge against you.
Approaches to fix games or events within games is not just the concern of players – these approaches may also be made to match officials. You could be offered money or rewards for influencing the outcome of a game by awarding penalties or sending off players.
Football Association of Zambia has a system in place to take action should they become aware of any suspicious activity concerning a match, such as replacing the appointed match officials prior to the game.
Reporting an approach or suspicious activity for players and officials
If you are approached or are aware of something suspicious regarding a game that you have officiated then you must report it to Football Association of Zambia.
If you attempt to match fix, or pass on inside information, you are likely to get caught if found guilty, which can lead to financial penalties, suspensions, and in some instances, lifetime bans.
It is your responsibility to make sure you know the rules and help support the collective effort from the football authorities, players, clubs and officials to protect the integrity of the game. Remember, it’s your reputation, your responsibility and your career.
The Football Association of Zambia is committed to the promotion of fair play, integrity and the eradication of maladministration, match fixing and corruption in football. Our integrity framework seeks to consolidate all the good governance initiatives that we have introduced while at the same time, ensuring full alignment with the FIFA Code of Ethics.