OPINION: Liwewe and Default Judgments

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FAZ General Secretary Ponga Liwewe’s ineptitude was on display again when the High Court entered another default judgement against the association in a space of three weeks.

Liwewe who is proving the worst chief executive officer FAZ has ever had has been globe-trotting accumulating hefty allowances neglecting his duties at Football House.

The High Court has entered a default judgment in favour of former secretary general George Kasengele to the tune of Two Million Kwacha over terminal benefits.

Liwewe also did not offer any defence for FAZ when the High Court entered another default judgment in a case in which Vali’s Property Limited sued the football body for failure to pay over K742, 000 for accommodation services.

In this case, Vali’s Property Limited in December last year (2017) sued FAZ, the Attorney General, former Zambia national soccer team coach Herve Renard and his assistant Patrice Beaumelle, demanding immediate payment of K742,512 as monies due and outstanding to them for accommodation services rendered to Renard and Beaumelle at Falls Way Apartments between March 2012 and November 2013.

The plaintiff was also claiming interest on the sum due and any other relief the court might deem fit and costs.

But the court entered a judgment in default after FAZ failed to make an appearance and also never filed a defence.
Liwewe has been bleeding FAZ owing to his incompetence and has only been active in lining his pockets.

It is very clear from above that something is terribly wrong at Football House. These two acts point to gross negligence on the part of the Football Association of Zambia.

The buck stops at Liwewe who is the chief executive officer of FAZ. What has he been doing all this while only to appear with half-baked explanation in the media? Why did he not offer any defence before the courts of law and found it convenient to draft a hastily assembled statement?

If FAZ president Andrew Kamanga does not watch his incompetent general secretary they could be on the exit together. Liwewe is proving a huge liability to football in Zambia that is heavily funded by tax payers.

Imagine what miracle Three Million Kwacha would do for the various national teams that are struggling with basic necessities before one even mentions allowances.


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