THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says the football fraternity has been robbed of one of its long serving members who contributed to the game to the very last days of his life.
George Kasengele, the former General Secretary of FAZ, died on Friday morning at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka after an illness.This was confirmed by his brother Mwiza that Kasengele who was admitted to UTH on Tuesday died after his condition deteriorated.
In a statement issued by FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala, FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said the Association joins the rest of the football family in mourning its former General Secretary George Kasengele.
Kamanga noted that Kasengele served as FAZ General Secretary from 2008-2012, as well as executive committee member in 1997.
“On behalf of the FAZ executive committee and the entire football family, we mourn the loss of our dear brother and comrade in sports Mr George Kasengele,” said FAZ president Andrew Kamanga.
“Football has been robbed of one of its long serving members who contributed to the game to the very last days of his life,”.
Kamanga added that the FAZ community regularly consulted Kasengele and several other previous administrators in trying to develop the game.
“Mr Kasengele was memorably part of the August 14, 2019, football indaba at Hilton Hotel where former presidents, general secretaries, life members, and ex-players met to brainstorm on the future of the Zambian game,” he says.
Kasengele also served as an official at Profound Warriors that is now Napsa Stars.He was the General Secretary of FAZ during the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations triumph.