FAZ to take action against violent Power Dynamos fans

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THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says it will take action against violent Power Dynamos fans who attacked Lusaka-based referee Wellington Kaoma during a Week 24 League match played at the Trade Fair Grounds over the weekend.

FAZ general secretary George Kasengele said in an interview yesterday that the national football governing body was waiting for a report from Kaoma on the matter which will determine the course of action to be taken.

Kasengele said the association will act once it receives a full report from Kaoma, who was beaten by some Power fans for alleged poor officiating in the 1-all draw against Forest Rangers on Saturday.

Match commissioner Enos Siwakwi in a separate interview that there was need to put in place mechanisms that would ensure maximum protection of match officials and that stern action needed to be taken against the perpetrators of violence.

FAZ education officer Davison Mtonga condemned the action by Power fans, saying it was a danger to the game of football. Mtonga said the act was unacceptable and that it should not be allowed to flourish in modern football.

Forest coach Hector Chilombo also condemned the behaviour, saying it was unnecessary for the fans to attack Kaoma and that referees should not be officiating with fear.

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