Zambia: The Zambia Football Coaches Association (ZAFCA) has successfully held its elective Annual General Meeting with president Dan Kabwe and his deputy Lewis Shambulo retaining their positions unopposed respectively.
Others who have been elected are Lameck Banda (general secretary and Christopher Tembo (treasurer). The rest who are committee members are Colonel Thomas Bwalya, Stephen Mwansa, Godfrey Habanyaama, Dominic Changwe and Brian Kunsanama.
Elected officials will be in office for four years.
The ZAFCA congress approved the K300 subscription fee for coaches and mandatory license fees that are pegged at K5000 for Super League head coaches and K3000 for National Division One trainers. Women coaches will pay K500 for their license annually.
Speaking to the opening of the congress, FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said his executive had prioritized matters concerning coaches with many exposed to coaching courses.
“Under my executive, we have drawn a 10-year strategic plan that places a high premium on coach education. I am informed by the technical directorate that we have in the last 3 years trained about 3,621 coaches in the FAZ E licence. This is an exercise that has gone to all the 10 provinces of our country. No province was left behind,” Kamanga said in a speech read on his behalf by interim Zambian Premier League CEO Joseph Chimpampwe.
“We have trained over 130 coaches in CAF C, 75 coaches in CAF B and we have trained 12 coaches in CAF A utilizing our good relations with the Moroccan FA. Under the same partnership, we will be sending 2 coaches to attend the CAF PRO Licence course in August. We have also drawn from our partnership with the Croatian FA which has seen us conduct the high-level coaching courses for our coaches in the Super League and the National Division One. All clubs sent their head coaches for this important training. The partnership with UEFA saw us train 70 coaches in Youth and Elite courses conducted by highly qualified elite instructors from UEFA.”
Meanwhile the ZAFCA president thanked FAZ for having opened its doors to accommodate the organization’s secretariat at Football House. Kabwe hailed FAZ for having continued to upscale coaches by recommending them for high level programs.
The ZAFCA AGM was also attended by its patron Teddy Mulonga who is also former FAZ president. Other notable attendees were ex-Chipolopolo bosses Wedson Nyirenda, George Lwandamina and Beston Chambeshi.