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