Darts body fails to meet its obligations

THE Darts Association of Zambia (DAZ) is struggling to pay insurance for players because of procrastination by some of its affiliates.

DAZ has eight registered affiliates countrywide but only four have fulfilled their obligations.

DAZ treasurer-general Hedrie Nkulukusa said in Mazabuka yesterday that only four districts out of eight have so far paid.

Nkulukusa has bemoaned the erratic payment of players registration fees by its affiliates and said that all district affiliates are required to pay K30 per player, besides the membership fees.

DAZ takes out insurance on behalf of its district affiliates and that only Kabwe, Mazabuka and Ndola have settled the fees in full while Lusaka, the biggest affiliate, has made partial payment.

He said that apart from delaying in settling players registration fees, some districts have not even submitted names of the players. All sports associations are required to insure players in line with a National Sports Council of Zambia directive.

Out of the 2,000 players expected to be insured, DAZ has only received 300 names.