As the secretariat officials, all of whom have moved to the Copperbelt from Lusaka lavished their pockets with huge allowances, their offices in Lusaka were being stripped by bailiffs who pounced to recover debt.
Documents seen show that out-going FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe has awarded himself K28, 500 for spending eight days in Ndola.
Liwewe’s deputy Adrian Kashala will also receive the same amount which is broken down in four categories.
Both Liwewe and Kashala will pocket K16, 000 (accommodation allowance), K8, 000 (out of station allowance), K2, 000 (servicing allowance) and K2, 500 (fuel allowance).
The total number of officials travelling from Lusaka to Ndola representing the secretariat is over 20 staff with the exception of executive committee members that include FAZ president Andrew Kamanga.
Kamanga and his fellow executive committee members are awarded a different schedule of allowances.
Mid-level secretariat staff have walked away with allowances amounting to between K12, 500 to K4, 000 with the lowest paid allowance staked at K3, 500.
For all the members of the secretariat at the tournament spending 8 days out of office, FAZ will folk out about K220, 000.
While FAZ is spending K220, 000 on allowances for eight days on a rather bloated secretariat staff in Ndola, bailiffs are feasting on equipment in Lusaka.
Journalist Oliver Chisenga reports that bailiffs yesterday afternoon confiscated various office furniture from Football House.
The bailiffs who arrived at Football House around 15:00 hours confiscated various office items belonging to Football Association of Zambia over money believed to be owed to a Copperbelt-based company.
The operation which lasted about an hour saw bailiffs leave with assorted items such as refridgerators, sofas, printers and photocopiers.
Earlier, one of the officers executing the order caused an uproar when he also confiscated ZNBC, Q-TV cameras as well as a Mast recorder from the Journalists who were covering the activity.
ZNBC later summoned police officers to intervene in the matter but that just resulted in an exchange of bitter words.
Police intervention could not succeed as the officers from the Sheriff’s office maintained that they would not surrender the items to the journalists.
After about an hour of bidding, the officers drove off in a truck registration number GRZ 410 CF.
No one at Football House was available to explain what transpired.