By ZamChro Correspondent
Zambia could find themselves banned from World Cup qualifiers by FIFA if they don’t quickly lift the suspension of their federation’s president…
World soccer’s ruling body FIFA has warned that Zambia will be kicked out of the World Cup qualifiers, if the suspension of Zambia Football Federation (FAZ) President Kalusha Bwalya is not lifted.
According to a letter sent by FIFA to FAZ, football’s governing body also said the hearing over the transfer of former Kabwe Warriors striker, Emanuel Mayuka, to an Israeli club must be stopped immediately.
FIFA has also taken over the Mayuka transfer saga and has directed the sports council to stop any hearings.
It said this is because player transfers are under the jurisdiction of FIFA and its affiliates.
FIFA’s general secretary, Jerome Valcke, warned that failure to comply with the directive will also result in Zambia being banned from international football starting with the game against Egypt next week.
The FIFA letter read in part: “This current controversy circles around issues falling under the direct competence of FIFA, (a) the defense of the fundamental principle of the autonomy of the FIFA member associations from external influence, (b) the disputes around international transfers of players.”
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