Zambia: FAZ suspends under 17 technical bench over age cheating scandal

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The Football Association of

Zambia has acted swiftly to

suspend the entire Under-17

national team technical bench and

medical staff following allegation

of age cheating that has seen the

junior Chipolopolo booted out of

the Cosafa Cup in Mauritius.

The Cosafa board on Thursday

expelled Zambia from the

tournament after a compliant of

age cheating raised by Kenya.

Oswald Mutapa’s side had been

flying high with comprehensive

results in the group stage over

Kenya, Malawi and Mauritius who

they beat 4-0 and 3-0 in that


FAZ general secretary Ponga

Liwewe said the association had

also instituted investigations on

the matter.

Prior to heading for the

tournament the players underwent

an MRI scan at the privately

owned Fairview Hospital.

The hospital has also reportedly

instituted its own investigations.

Zambia was disqualified after two

players failed the MRI scan test.

The technical bench comprise

Mutapa and his young brother

Perry with Charles Bwale

completing the bench.

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