The President of Zambia Edgar Chagwa Lungu said he is hopeful that football stakeholders will resolve their differences before today’s FIFA deadline elapses.
The Zambia Football Association were giving 10 days ultimatum by the Football governing bt, FIFA to resolve the association court issue or face sanctions.
The President said he is concerned as FAZ patron that football continues to be fraught with wrangles.
The president on Thursday directed Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe, to chair a meeting called by Youth and Sports Minister Emmanuel Mulenga, between FAZ and Mr Damiano Mutale who was stopped from contesting FAZ elections and consequently sued FAZ.
The meeting was attended by FAZ president Andrew Kamanga, FAZ officials and lawyers for Mr Mutale.
“Let me reiterate that, my Government will not interfere in the administration of football in Zambia. My interest as FAZ Patron and soccer fan is to see to it that Zambia is not sanctioned by the world governing body, FIFA, so that Zambians can continue to enjoy the game they love”. He added