By GRACE CHAILE –
THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has appointed Nkweto Tembwe as communication manager replacing Erick Mwanza, who has been seconded to the Confederations of Africa Football (CAF).
This was confirmed in a statement posted on the FAZ facebook page by general secretary George Kasengele.
Tembwe said his ambition in his new role would be to pick up from where Mwanza left and help uplift the standard of football in Zambia.
“I consider this a challenge which I am prepared to take on and assist the association in any way possible. A lot will be expected of me but my involvement with football goes way back to when we staged the famous Diramba protests,” Tembwe said.
The 41-year-old Tembwe previously worked for the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) and National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) with Kasengele saying he joins Football House with a combined work experience of 22 years.
Kasengele thanked Mwanza for having been a loyal and dedicated servant of the association in the five years he served and wished him the best in his new role at the continental body.
He said the appointment of Tembwe came at a time when the FAZ secretariat was undergoing a transformation period following the appointment of Nchimunya Mayinga as marketing manager last week.
“Nkweto has joined the family of football having been involved with the game on the periphery but has now joined the mainstream and has already hit the ground running in view of the international friendly match against Uganda this Wednesday.
We are confident that he will be able to excel in his new role of charting the communications strategy of the association in the same manner Erick (Mwanza) was able to do by becoming the voice of the association and being the buffer between the association and the media.” Kasengele said.