MTN Super League, FAZ National Division One and FAZ Women’s Super League games this midweek and over the weekend will see teams observe a minute of silence and wear black armbands. 

This follows a memo from the League Manager, Brian Mulenga made available to the ZamFoot Crew. 

The minute of silence is in honour of three sports administrators who died in the last seven days including former FAZ President Tom Mtine. 

Others are Francis Mutale, General Secretary of ZESCO Malaiti Rangers and Brigadier General Lasky Kafula, who was the Head of Sports and Culture in 

the Zambia National Service. 

“The football fraternity has in the past seven days lost three sports administrators who all contributed to Zambian football and helped transform it. 

Mr Francis Mutale, General Secretary of ZESCO Malaiti Rangers, a founder club of the Zambian Premier League. He led this club in various positions in the club executive for the past two decades and had worked for ZESCO for 33  years.

Brigadier General Lasky Kafula, who was the Head of Sports and Culture in the Zambia National Service, contributed greatly to the professionalisation and reorganisation of Green Eagles Football Club to conform with Club Licensing, spearheaded the renovation and upgrading of Independence Stadium in Choma and oversaw the creation of Green Eagles Womens Team, which is currently campaigning in the Super Division of the National Womens League.

Mr Tom M. Mtine, OGDS, a past Chairman of the National Football League, the forerunner of the Zambian Premier League, and past FAZ President who led Zambia to its first appearance at the AFCON and in the AFCON final in 1974.

To honour our fallen heroes, all Zambian Premier League clubs playing matches during the midweek of 8th and 9th November 2023 and the weekend of 11th and 12th November 2023, observe a minute of silence before kickoff and if possible, wear black  armbands.

May the souls of these gallant men who served Zambian football rest in peace.”