UNFATHOMED: Kamanga Should Know FAZ Is Not His Chicken Run- Augustine Mukoka


Augustine Mukoka

UNFATHOMED: Kamanga Should Know FAZ Is Not His Chicken Run

I watched the match involving Barcelona Legends and Chipolopolo 2012 AfCON champions on Barca TV.

The channel proudly displayed the team’s legends and in studio commentators spoke highly of Zambia.

To imagine that Mbesuma, Katongo, Kalaba & Kalusha, among others could not make it to any FAZ media platform is unfathomable.

The Zambian 2012 champions assumed their immortal status via the FAZ platform.

Irrespective of who occupies FAZ office at a given time, whether that person likes them or not, they earned their right to feature on those platforms.

It’s embarrassing that FAZ would ignore the 2012 champions to this extent.

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga should know better that the association is not a limited company, a sole trader or a chicken run in his backyard.

Any Zambian is a stakeholder and thousands of those stakeholders were at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka while more than hundreds of thousands others streamed online and watched on TV.

Very sad to say this, but Mr. Kamanga must grow up.

Honestly, the big man must grow up. We cant be such a petty and childish society.

Let love, peace and unity, not useless egos prevail.

It was an exciting moment.

Even people who are not soccer fans were glued to watch the match, perhaps even Mr. Kamanga’s family members.

Zambia calo chesu, icalo cha ba kristiani.

Please, let’s demonstrate we are a Christian nation, not lip-servicing the word of God is some uniforms we should ordinarily not be wearing.

It’s sad the beautiful memories of Zambia’s 2012 champions, 11 years later, would never be relieved through FAZ media platforms.

I am saddened, folks


  1. Ba Augustin, I am glad you enjoyed the legends match and for many, it was a good distraction from the cares of day to day living. However, if this game was organized outside FAZ jurisdiction, then Kamanga and FAZ had nothing to do with it.

    The Zambian legends lead private lives and FAZ does not have to be involved in every plan of theirs unless of course if they approach FAZ formally.

    So, Mr. Kamanga and FAZ have not done anything wrong by keeping their distance. “

  2. This game had nothing to do with FAZ. If you want your thief Kalusha or anyone else for that matter to have a position let them also vie for it at the AGM. No one is stopping them to attempt bur the ultimate decision will come from the councillors.

  3. If FAZ had nothing to do with the game, that’s a SHAME on it’s own, isn’t it? How can FAZ take no interest in an event involving it’s own/national heros that brought football glory to the nation? The kind of glory Zambia had been chasing for decades. By that metric alone, one would think FAZ should have been the one to organize such an exhibition game. Now, the question becomes; why didn’t Kamanga think of such an initiative?

  4. Continue…

    Or is it that his international influence and name recognition is just not at the same level as Kalusha Bwalya? Love Kalusha or not, but he is well known and respected in football circles around the world. I would be surprised if the young Ronaldinho didn’t watch Kalu and his generation of African footballers, like George Weah of Liberia, confidently play in European legues and got inspired by them.

  5. So if this game was organized outside of FAZ’s control, that’s not a plus for the organization and its leaders. Especially given the fact that Zambia was “cheated” out of a chance to feature at the World cup in Brazil due to changes in the AFCON Calendar. For that, one would think Kamanga and company would be the ones in the forefront to organize such a game just as a consolation for the BOYS/CHAMPS OF AFCON, 2012. But NO, ego and pettiness blinds them. And this is not the first person or first time someone has complained about how FAZ, under Kamanga, has IGNORED, SHUNTED ASIDE, and NEGLECTED the team of AFCON 2012. Not too long ago Chris Katongo was talking about this very issue. So Kamanga can and should do better!

    As a side note: I am glad people like KK, Liwewe, and others, lived long enough to see these “boys” fullfil Zambia’s long awaited dream of winning the AFRICA CUP/AFCON.

  6. @Yambayamba your displeasure and spite of Kamanga and his team is wow to even deliberately misquote Chris Katongo of complaining against FAZ under Kamanga..seriously? Its on record Chris Katongo complained about the 2012 team not having been paid their winning bonuses by the Kalusha led FAZ, monies Kalu and team received from the CAF! Remember with all your worshipping your little god Kalusha still remains the only FAZ President to have been convicted by the FIFA and yet you behave like a typical pfidiot!!


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