By MICHAEL MIYOBA
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president, Andrew Kamanga, has reaffirmed his organisation’s commitment to develop women’s football in Zambia.
The Zambia women’s national soccer team is scheduled to set camp in Ivory Coast ahead of the Total 2018 Africa Cup of Nations kicking off on November 17 in Accra, Ghana.
Kamanga confirmed the development noting that the association’s target was to develop women football on the same pace as the men’s football which was being transformed.
He noted that the association was holding talks with potential sponsors for women football development in Zambia.
He applauded the women national soccer team led by Coach Bruce Mwape for qualifying to the women’s Africa cup.
“We are always open to criticism which is very healthy but what we have noticed with a lot of concern is that most of you have completely forgotten about what we set out to do.
We do have a blue print of what we plan to do, it clearly spells out how we are going to navigate and create a very strong operating infrastructure which will assure the development of the game.
“We are attaching great importance to women’s football. Sponsorship is something which is very key and if you look at our blue print, we remain much focused to achieving our targets. We are talking to potential sponsors for women football. Last year we did organize a championship for our women’s team from the two leagues that are running,” Kamanga said
He said that the league restructuring committee was currently working to delink the league from FAZ for the association to focus on national teams.