ACC still probing corruption at FAZ

By Sports Reporter

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) says investigations into the alleged corruption involving some officials in the former executive of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) are still going on.

Speaking at a briefing yesterday in Lusaka, ACC public relations manager Timothy Moono said the case was among the high profile cases that the commission was still investigating.

“Investigations into the alleged corruption against officials at FAZ are still on-going,” he said.

He said former FAZ general secretary George Kasengele was summoned last month to help with the investigations.

“We will call on any one who can help with the investigations. Kasengele was summoned to help us with the inquiries into the matter,” he said.

In 2014, ACC launched investigation against former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya for allegedly receiving US$80,000 in the name of the association from past FIFA vice president Mohammed Bin Hammam to influence the 2022 World Cup bid.

Kalusha and other officials were also being probed for the alleged corruption revelations made by ex-FAZ treasurer Kelvin Mutafu which led to Nike withdrawing its kit sponsorship of the national team.

It is also alleged that the association printed Nike replica jerseys in China and proceeds went into the pockets of some officials.