Journalists, Police crush at Football House

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There was confusions at football house premises when sports journalists were denied access to attend a crossed door meeting to discuss the issue of paying U-20 players allowances.

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) officials converged at football house this morning to see the way forward of allowances for players. Sources within football house revealed that all journalists were denied access except reporters from Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC). A ZANIS staff Bunda Sefelino reports that police officers tried to push away journalists, grabbed their cameras and severely harass them.

At press time, officials were still locked in a meeting.

The affected journalists were later allowed to attend a meeting after both information permanent secretary Amos Malupenga and Sports minister Moses Mawele agreed.

Yesterday FAZ president Andrew Kamanga gave instructions to restrict some reporters from attending the meeting.

On Friday, Zambia Daily Mail published a story suggested that U-20 players protested over the delayed payment of allowances of the just ended U-20 AFCON tournament – ZANIS


2 Responses to Journalists, Police crush at Football House

  1. I have no problem with this article but I Have issues with the English. What do you mean when you say police and journalists Crushed at football house? You said there was a Crossed Door meeting… Did you mean police clashed with journalists and there was a closed door meeting!!

    Andrew Seke
    March 21, 2017 at 4:57 pm

  2. what poor grammar! They crushed then there was confusions because of a crossed door meeting. RIP Zambian journalism

    March 21, 2017 at 6:36 pm

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