Sports minister Fackson Shamenda says FAZ preisdent Kalusha Bwalya has no respect for authority.
Shamenda was reacting to Kalusha’s comments that FAZ will not be derailed by government’s decision not to pay new coach Herve Renard.
But Shamenda says Kalusha’s comments shows how indiscipline there is in FAZ. He said Kalusha and his colleagues do not respect authority. He said his statement was issued in parliament ans Kalusha was not supposed to respond to it.
Kalusha Bwalya says Sports Minister Fackson Shamenda is being misled by people around him with different agendas.
On Thursday, Kalusha told BBC Africa Sport that Shamenda has not been properly briefed over the sacking of Dario Bonetti and return of Herve Renard as the Italian’s replacement.
“The minister knows that the hiring of Herve Renard was a decision of the executive committee and the process was thorough,” Bwalya told the BBC.
“It appears though that the right kind of information hasn’t reached him.
“If the minister has an issue with the football association in future, he should talk to us directly so that we resolve things amicably.
“I haven’t received any notification from the minister regarding the report he tabled in parliament, but we have a lot of well-wishers in Zambia.
“Everybody in Zambia knows where the problem is; there are people around the minister who give him the wrong information to push their own agendas.
“I have no doubts that we’re doing is in the best interest of Zambian football, and I’ll continue to servefootball to the best of my ability.”