… Further Goes On TV To Discuss A Reconciliation He Is Not Practicing
… Turns Around & Plays Victim To Win Sympathy
Football administrator Simataa Simataa says FAZ president Andrew Kamanga is being economical with the truth when dealing with matters of public interest.
Kamanga was on national television accusing Simataa of allegedly painting him black following a fall-out between the two longtime allies.
Reacting to the Sunday Interview hosted by ZNBC’s Grevazio Zulu, Simataa dismissed the notion propagated by Kamanga suggesting he had rebuffed efforts for a truce.
Simataa admitted receiving word from Kamanga through third parties.
“Yes, he sent word through @Kephas Katongo, @Sam Sakala, Fabian Ngoliya and Richard Nawa all in the week leading to this interview. So that he can claim victory on TV either way. I am not a fool. He knows my home, work place and my number,” he narrates.
Simataa says while Kamanga was sending people to attempt reconciliation, he was on the other side giving conditions to his employers to sack him.
“Fabian told me he had a kind of religious conviction about our friendship and wanted to reconcile. He also offered a job. This was on Monday evening.
“That morning he was suggesting that part of the solution at City was my removal. I told Fabian to go ask which Andrew I should believe in the Sunday forgiving one or the Monday morning satanic one. I have NOT received an answer,” he added.
“I can narrate some other [things] but will simply say he lied on TV. As usual mean on the truth. The people I have mentioned are living, ask them.”
Simataa says Kamanga had on all occasions in the fall-out first gone public either
through social media or other channels before attempting to address any issue between the two.
He challenged Kamanga to give an accurate report of the circumstances leading to the fall-out as opposed to attempting to play victim in an attempt to win sympathy.
Simataa reminded Kamanga how the FAZ president ended their friendship through social media.
“First it was about my bitterness over my lack of appointment as GS. Uhmmm. 1. Let [him] tell the country too when and where I had asked for the job. 2 Let him tell the country why he asked me to apply inspite of my misgivings about his interview panel.
“3 Let him tell the country his unsolicited wow to make me GS at Arcades on the eve of the Exco meeting that chose Ponga. 4 Let him tell the country all his ever said about this matter and my position on the whole.
“In December he had no apologies for suggesting my name [when] in Morocco [that] he regrets nominating me and agreed with his Exco. Flip flop. Tonight [Sunday] he won’t discuss me, next he [is] talking about sending emissaries, how I have refused, how I owe him money. Flip flop,” he states.
Simataa reminded Kamanga that even when the FAZ president decided to publicly end their friendship, he stayed within his corner but had now been forced to give his side of his story.
“I have avoided responding back. He spoke in a press statement, I kept quiet. Now on TV – sorry he has crossed the
“My crime was to be friends with Augustine, Kennedy and Diego. I know no other,” he said.
Simataa says the circumstances of the highly publicized reconciliation attempts were not as genuine because they were shrouded in a cloud of hypocrisy.
“Sam Sakala called me last week with an Andrew offer for a job. I wondered how it was so without peace between us. I thought peace came first. Sam went back and fro. Finally came through with a message that he would phone or contact me personally. I await that call or visit,” he adds.
Simataa also disclosed that there were insinuations that the FAZ president had a hand in his exit at Lusaka Dynamos where he had briefly served as CEO.
“By the way when I was fired at Lusaka Dynamos Andrew was mentioned, I challenged him to deny it he responded he did not interfere in the affairs of Lusaka Dynamos. I now here [sic] the same of City,” he adds.
Simataa is known and was the architect of Kamanga’s ascendance to the helm of Football House.
Source: Bola Zambia