The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says the case involving former Chipolopolo Boys head coach Aljosa Asanovic is still before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) contrary to social media reports. 

This is according to a press statement by FAZ Communications manager Sydney Mungala which was accessed by the ZamFoot Crew. 

“The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) wishes to inform its membership and stakeholders that the case involving its former coach, Aljosa Asanovic, is currently before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).”

FAZ appealed the decision by a single judge of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee to award runaway coach Aljosa Asanovic $1.1m for alleged breach of contract.

FAZ General Secretary Reuben Kamanga told FAZ Media that there has been no decision yet by CAS.

We did appeal the ruling by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee to CAS and 

Throughout this process, we have been liaising closely with our legal team to ensure that justice prevails in this matter,” Kamanga said. 

Matters of a legal nature require some level of prudency. As it stands, the process is taking place, and the case is still being developed from all sides. We are far away from any decisions being made right now, and any suggestion otherwise is fundamentally inaccurate. FAZ will duly update the public as the case progresses, he added. 

FAZ appointed Asanovic on 18 January 2022, but the Croatian announced that he had unilaterally terminated his contract with Zambia on September 22, 2022.

Asanovic abandoned his post in the aftermath of Zambia, losing 1-0 at home to Mozambique to be dumped out of the African Nations Championship campaign. 

By ZamFoot