Govt refuses to give visa to new National Soccer team coach

Govt refuses to give visa to new National Soccer team coach

The PF regime says the Football Association Zambia (FAZ) Should grant a Work Permit to the Serbian coach they have hired Because Government Will Not.

Minister of Sports Emmanuel Mulenga says he has advised FAZ that as much as it is their responsibility to employ the Zambia national soccer team coach, what he referred to as ‘the right channel’ must be followed.

Mulenga threatened that if FAZ will go ahead to recruit Vaselin Jelusic, let them issue him with their own work permit as government will not.

“I am sorry. If FAZ have gone ahead to hire that Coach, it is government that issues work permits! They should be ready to give him their own work permit.”

“Advertise first, call for interviews – let the process be transparent and then we shall consent to a successful candidate… Whatever money government spends is tax payers money and should be used prudently and in line with the financial regulations. And the Employment Act demands that for any position of employment to be given to an individual, it should first be advertised.

“And since the position of Chipolopolo Coach was not advertised, government can not buy into it. The business of both FAZ and the Ministry of Youth and Sports should be transparent and accountable to the Zambian people. So as Ministry of Sports, we are not going for that Coach. One, that is a single source. We will not go for single sourcing and this, we have already advised them,” said Mulenga.

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