Lwandamina apologises


ZESCO Football Club coach George Lwandamina has apologised for his unprofessional conduct towards the media and referees, says the club’s chief executive officer Justin Mumba.

Mumba said during a meeting held on Monday, the club regretted the latest altercations between Lwandamina and the referees and advised the technical bench to behave in a
professional manner.

“The technical committee has been advised to match their behaviour with the status they have in Zambian football.  Lwandamina apologised for the actions and has since written a letter of
apology to the club,” he said.

He said the club also regretted the unfortunate incident that occurred on August 24 in which Lwandamina insulted Times of Zambia reporter Samuel

He further said the club had taken full responsibility for technical bench behaviour towards the referees.

“The club takes full responsibility for the behaviour of the technical team and the referees must feel free to officiate our matches both home and away from this moment be no
interference from the bench.

“Zesco also pledges to support the media and ensure a conducive working environment for both parties,” he said.

However, Mumba expressed disappointment over the circulation of the letter from the referees’ manager on social before it got to the club.

He said since Lwandamina was also the national team coach, his letter should have been treated with confidentiality.

Last week, Referees manager Katongo Kabungo wrote to ZESCO to tame Lwandamina for allegedly undermining referees.

“We wish to bring to your kind attention that the uncouth and unrestrained actions of your head coach to the referees’ decisions in matches involving your team are slowly bringing the game of
football into disrepute,

“Lwandamina has been caught on camera boasting about his status and that referees get peanuts and that he can pay them,”
Kabungo wrote.