By Staff Writer
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has suspended MTN Super League side Buildcon and National Division One outfit Lusaka Dynamos from the Zambian Premier League for repeatedly flouting rules and failure to comply with FIFA verdicts regarding their player transfer policies.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala announced the suspension of the two clubs in a statement issued by FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala.
Kashala said the two club’s cases had been forwarded to the First Instance Body for adjudication.
Kashala said the association has noticed with great concern that by all indications that these clubs do not meet basic requirements to obtain a mandatory licence to participate in the forthcoming season.
“We have noticed with great concern that by all indications that these clubs do not meet basic requirements to obtain a licence to participate in the forthcoming 2022/23 season.
Playing in the Zambia Premier League requires a license, “read the statement.
He said the two teams are also under several transfer bans with FIFA for unpaid dues and have several cases pending with the Player Status Committee.
Kashala said FAZ has noticed that there has been a general exodus of players and technical staff at the two clubs due to non-payment of salaries, other payments due and that they are also still serving a FIFA ban on transfers which means they may not be unable to raise credible squads for the upcoming season.
The association has since given the two clubs a 48 hours’ ultimatum to resolve their outstanding issues or be expelled from the league.
“The two teams are also still serving a FIFA ban on transfers and may be unable to raise credible squads for the 2022/2023 season.”
FAZ has given the two teams up to Friday 12th August 2022 to resolve outstanding issues or be expelled from the league, “he said. The Zambia League will kick off next weekend.