BY ADRIAN MWANZA –
FORMER Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Simataa Simataa has reported FAZ president Andrew Kamanga to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to clarify on a number of transactions which were conducted at Football House.
Simataa arrived at the ACC offices around 11:30 and only emerged after an hour after presenting his case to the commission.
He said they were a number of issues which the ACC needed to clarify that included the US$38,000 refund FAZ made to ENFIN Solutions which was not properly accounted for when the national team travelled to Nigeria.
Simataa also said he wanted the ACC to look at the matter which involved the giving of Thailand based firm Wise Winner the contract of KoPa which is the new national team kit.
“I want the ACC to establish what really transpired because it seems these people did not follow the correct procedure when sourcing for the manufacturer and they maintained that it was a local brand and not one from abroad,” Simataa said.
He said they had so far paid US$80,000 out of the total US$160,000 which was agreed by the two parties.
He said Kamanga and Ponga Liwewe the current general secretary had made a number of other transactions which he had given to the ACC to look at and determine if they were done in the right manner.
Simataa said the other issue which prompted him to report Kamanga and the FAZ executive was the allowances they gave themselves ahead of the Cosafa under 20.
He said the executive on 29 November gave themselves K150, 000 as daily allowances for the Cosafa Cup which only started in December.
Simataa said he wanted to find out the rationale which was used to pay themselves even before the event had began.
“Can you imagine that these guys gave themselves allowances even before the tournament had started which is rather awkward,” he said.
Simataa said the Kamanga and his executive paid themselves over K800, 000 as allowances for the under 20 Afcon which Zambia hosted.
He said he had received positive response from the ACC who were studying the cases and would give a stance whether or not to follow up the case.