Zambia FA: We will investigate attack on Ghana

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has started an investigation into the suspected assault of some members of the Black Stars playing body after last Saturday’s World Cup Qualifier between Ghana and Zambia in Ndola, Zambia which the Chipolopolos defeated the Black stars by 1-0.

Reports after the match did indicate that some members of the Ghana team; Sulley Muntari, Derek Boateng and Ben Acheampong had been manhandled by the Zambian police after the referee’s final whistle.

But the authorities in Zambia as expected have taken steps to address the alleged incidents after the match.

Speaking on the Ultimate Sports show on Asempa Fm on Monday, the Spokesperson for the FAZ, Eric Mwanza said his outfit has taken measures to address the matter.

According to him, the Zambian FA have requested for tapes on the match from the national television station and have also implored on any private individual who has a tape covering those incidents to submit it to them. He therefore called on those who are pointing accusing fingers to the Zambian Police to hold their fire until the investigations are over.

The two football bodies have also met on how to solve the issue amicably, he added. In a related issue, Mwanza declined to comment on the performance of the match officials since he claims it is the policy of the FAZ not to comment on officiating.

“We are happy for winning the game against Ghana and we hope to continue from here and ensure that we qualify for the 2014 World Cup”. he added.


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