By GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA
THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has up to tomorrow to clearly state when they will pay Wedson “Wada” Nyirenda his outstanding dues as Chipolopolo coach or he drags the soccer body to FIFA.
In an interview, Nyirenda said he wrote to FAZ last week and gave them an ultimatum of up to Wednesday to give a concrete answer over the money owed to him.
The Baroka Fc of South Africa tactician said he has been patient for long enough and it was time that FAZ stated their position which will determine his next move.
“I wrote to FAZ last week and they have until Wednesday this week to clearly state when I will receive my dues.
He said it was unfortunate that FAZ would claim that his matter was not their baby but that of Government when he signed the contract with the association.
“Ï have a contract with FAZ and not the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development. Their arrangement with the ministry is not my problem. They should face their ministry and not throwing me there,” he said.
FAZ vice-president Rix Mweemba said Nyirenda’s issue was under the ministry’s hands because it’s Government who pays national team coaches.
“This issue is not in our hands but that of the ministry,” he said.
Nyirenda is owed over K700, 000 in unpaid salaries and allowances when he was national team coach between January 2017 and May, 2018.
His monthly salary was pegged at K100, 000.
Last April, Nyirenda’s replacement Sven Vandenbroeck took FAZ to FIFA for five months’ salary arrears amounting to about K600, 000.