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FAZ appoints Nkweto Tembwe as Communications Manager

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Nkweto (l) with Eric Mwanza

Nkweto (l) with Eric Mwanza

The Football Association of Zambia has appointed Television and Radio personality Nkweto Tembwe as Communications Manager taking over from Erick Mwanza who has been seconded to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

General Secretary George Kasengele announced today, March 3, 2014 saying the appointment of Tembwe comes at a time the FAZ Secretariat was undergoing a transformation period following the appointment of Marketing Manager Nchimunya Mayinga last week.

“Nkweto has joined the family of football having been involved with the game on the periphery but has now joined the mainstream and has already hit the ground running in view of the international friendly match against Uganda this Wednesday,” said Kasengele.

“We are confident that he will be able excel in his new role of charting the communications strategy of the Association in the same manner Erick was able to do by becoming the voice of the Association and being the buffer between the Association and the media,” he further said.

The 41 year old Tembwe has previously worked for the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) and National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) joins with a combined work experience of 22 years.

‘Ba Nkweto’ as he his popularly known said his ambition in his new role is to pick up from where Mwanza left and help uplift the standard of football in Zambia.

He said: “I consider this a challenge which I am prepared to take on and assist the Association in any way possible. A lot will be expected of me but my involvement with football goes way back to when we staged the famous Diramba protests during the era of the now banned Winson Gumboh.”

The FAZ General Secretary thanked Mwanza for having been a loyal and dedicated servant of the Association in the five years he served and wished him the best in his new role at the continental body.


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