Football politics worry RB

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JOHN SAKALA
Former Republican President Rupiah Bwezani Banda says there is too much politics in the running of football in the country.

Speaking in South Africa when he met Zambia’s High Commissioner to that country Major General Jackson Miti, Mr Banda said football politics was affecting the game.

He has since appealed to people politicizing football in the country to stop

Mr Banda said for Zambia to begin winning games there is need for re-organization of the Zambia national soccer team.

He said the recent streak of losses the soccer team was frustrating to soccer fans

He said continuous losses the senior national soccer team was an indication that Zambia needed to engage an expatriate coach.

Mr Banda, who is also former FAZ vice president and foremost football administrator said recent results showed that local coaches could not cope with expected football standards.

He mentioned that Zambia should not shy away from engaging an expatriate coach if the nation was to turn its fortunes adding that Zambia needed to work harder as football was the most loved sport in the country.

Mr Banda also congratulated the Shipolopolo for the good game they played.

This is according to the media statement made available First Secretary for Press and Public Relations Officer at the Zambian Embassy in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.

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