Ignore your detractors, Kamanga told

ANDREW Kamanga should not waste time reporting Godfrey Chikumbi or Kalusha Bwalya to the police but focus on transforming the Football Association of Zambia, former Eastern Province lower division side Nkhosi Warriors chairman Keith Mwewa has said.

Mwewa said in an interview yesterday that it was unfortunate the relationship between Kamanga and Kalusha had soured but said Kamanga should not worry because in every election the loser will always be jealous of the winner.

He said Kamanga should be focused by not responding to individuals who underrate the development of soccer in Zambia.

“I urge FAZ to be objective and forget about the losers. Kamanga as a leader should have a big heart to accommodate bitter losers like Chikumbi and Kalusha. Their aim is to distract him from redefining the corrupt FAZ. If Kamanga has truly reported Chikumbi to the police, let him withdraw the case. The FAZ president should understand by now that losers will always go with some hate and will do anything to make one fail,” he said.

He said Chikumbi should focus his energies on ensuring that his club Pambashe in Kawambwa made it into the lower division instead of mocking Kamanga that he has been invited by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorists to referee a fictitious football match in that country.

Mwewa said FAZ councillors were behind Kamanga to make sure he delivered his promise of a better FAZ by removing the dirt swept under the carpet in the past years.

“Our focus on now is to see Kamanga deliver and not him being derailed by haters sucking from a dead cow. The game of football must take priority if the country has to shine at international tournaments,” he said.

Meanwhile, during the public discussion held on Wednesday night at Southern Sun hotel in Lusaka, Kamanga said FAZ will look into the critical issue of political cadres invading international matches hosted in Zambia.

He was reacting to a question from the floor on why cadres clad in PF regalia and not Chipolopolo replica jerseys invade the stadium during international matches when football has no political affiliation.

“According to Article three of the FAZ constitution, FAZ is neutral in matters of politics and religion. We will therefore look into the matter so that such incidents are avoided in future,” he said.