City of Lusaka wrangles in new twist

CITY of Lusaka FC has written to Football Association of Zambia seeking clarity on what they are terming as encroachment by former executive member Christopher Chilongo.

And City of Lusaka has alleged that Chilongo misapplied transfer fees for players who were sold during his office tenure.

Speaking to the media, City of Lusaka FC 2000 plc General Secretary Julius Sialuzu said they have reported Chilongo to the police.

“Mr Chilongo despite being banned by FAZ has continued to disparage City of Lusaka in a clear attempt to remain or at least appear to be relevant,” Sialuzu said.

“To put matters clear, the so-called City of Lusaka Football Club 1970 where he served as general secretary was deregistered last year by the Ministry of Home Affairs while FAZ banned him for life due to his behaviour.”

Sialuzu said Chilongo and the club still had unresolved issues regarding missing funds.

“When he served as the club’s CEO in 2017, there was misapplication of funds. A lot of players such as midfielders Edward Tembo and Clement Mundia were sold to Zesco and Kabwe Warriors respectively yet the club did not receive the money. To get to the bottom of the matter, we have decided to report Mr Chilongo to the Zambia Police for impersonating as a City of Lusaka official,” said Sialuzu.

Meanwhile, according to a letter written to FAZ by City of Lusaka FC and seen by The Mast, the club has asked football governing body to clarify whether “Mr Christopher is banned from football by FAZ.”

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