The Zambian Sports Ministry have turned down the request by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) to increase the Chipolopolo coach salary from USD10, 000 to USD10, 000 (R 460 000).
In a leaked correspondence from Ministry of Sports Permanent Secretary Chileshe Kangwa to FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala, the government has indicated that the amount can be reviewed ‘once the funding resources for the Ministry improves.’
“The Ministry is in receipt of your letter appointing Mr Aljosa Asanovic as Senior National Football Team coach,” read part of the letter
“You may be aware, that the Ministry has a Memorandum of Understanding with you for the contribution of USD 10, 000 for the coach’s salary. In this regard, your request to extend the contribution from USD10, 000 to USD30, 000 was reviewed.
In view of the above, I wish to advise that the Ministry will currently stick to the USD10, 000 subject to review of our MOU once the funding resources for the Ministry improves,” explained the correspondence.
In the previous agreement, FAZ used to contribute USD15, 000 (R 230 000) with USD10, 000 (R 150 000) coming from government.