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
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.