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FAZ WRITES PRISON LEOPARDS OVER FICHITE


Lusaka ~ Fri, 8 Jan 2020

Brightwell Chabusha

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has directed Super Division side, Prison Leopards, to withdraw Dudley Fichite from the technical bench as he is serving a prison sentence.

In a letter dated 7 January 2021 and addressed to the Prison Leopards secretary, FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala stated that the action to involve Fichite in FAZ organised football activities had the potential to bring the name of the game into disrepute and may deter other stakeholders especially sponsors from associating themselves to football activities.

“In the meantime, we therefore direct that you avoid involving the aforesaid individual in any FAZ organised football activities to avoid the complications that may arise from this act,” read Kashala’s letter in part.

“We would appreciate that in future, your club should notify the Association before implementation of anything that you are not sure about so that we can give guidance in accordance with FIFA, CAF and FAZ statutes and regulations.”

In December 2018, Fichite, a former Green Buffaloes striker, was sentenced to life imprisonment for defilement and is currently serving his sentence at Mukobeko Maximum Correctional Facility in Kabwe.

Meanwhile, Kashala has expressed displeasure over the unsporting conduct of Prison Leopards coach Mwenya Chipepo, who has so far been sent off twice from the technical bench in the 2020/2021 football season.

“The latest one being during the game against Nkana Football Club which was watched by the FAZ President and some members of the FAZ secretariat, which was your Head Coach behave in an unsporting manner in contravention of Article 13(i) of the FAZ Constitution and if he continues to behave in the manner he did, the Association will have no option but to sanction the coach as provided for in Articles 14 and 15 of the FAZ Constitution,” Kashala stated.

This is according to a statement issued by FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala.

5 Comments

  1. MARTIN MUSHOKABANJI

    HE IS AT MUKOBEKO MAXIMUM PRISON AND HAS BEEN APPOHNTED AS A BENCH OFFICIAL, FAZ LET HIM BE, AFTER ALL HE WILL EVEN VOTE.

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  2. ryk zambia

    some decision making by top leaders you get to question them, surely employing someone who is serving a life sentence??

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  3. Musyani

    Not condoning what he did but I think if it’s part of his rehabilitation maybe he can just help the team training them but he cant sit on the bench.
    They want to utilise him as it makes sense money wise as he won’t be paid anything.

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  4. Emmanuel

    Prisons LEOPARDS technical bench must comply or risk other stiffer sanctions from FA

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  5. Central

    Fichite is serving a life sentence and he is a prisoner….. that’s why they call a prison as recollection center.the only thing prisoners are lacking is freedom of movement all activities and work are therefore allowed.give him chance

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