By MICHAEL MIYOBA
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has invoked the process of de-registration of Napsa Stars Queens following a request from the club to have its membership withdrawn from the Lusaka Province League.
FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala confirmed the development in a statement issued by FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala.
According to FAZ, Napsa Stars requested that their club be withdrawn from the FAZ league citing internal challenges.
Meanwhile, in a letter to Napsa Stars dated June 18, 2021, Kashala directed Napsa Stars to meet all its obligations to its players and technical bench before the dissolution of the team.
“We regret that this has happened at the time CAF is deliberating on compulsory women teams for all teams participating in the CAF Inter-Club competition,” Kashala said.
“However, we will go ahead and follow the constitutional procedure of de-registration as the club was recently admitted as a member of FAZ at the last Annual General Meeting held in Kabwe,” he said.
“Furthermore, this means that all your players are free to join any club of their choice without any payment of transfer fees and any other transfer related fees and charges. We advise that all the players be paid in full whatever is owed to them,” he added.
Napsa Stars Women’s Football Club was formed on March 30, 2021, with the target of earning promotion to the FAZ Women’s National League within two years.