Zambia players face arrest
Posted Thursday, October 17 2013 at 01:00
Lusaka- Zambia has issued arrest warrants for three international players who missed the 2-0 friendly defeat by Brazil in China.
DR Congo club TP Mazembe insisted Rainford Kalaba, Stoppila Sunzu and Nathan Sinkala were injured, leading to a dispute with the Zambian FA and the involvement of the Zambian government.
After examining the players in Lusaka, the Zambian FA said they should still travel to Beijing, but Mazembe requested their return.
That led to the intervention of the Zambian government, who took away the players’ passports so they could not go back to their club in Lubumbashi. However, the players managed to cross the border between the countries and are believed to be back in DR Congo.
The Zambian FA has written to Fifa, complaining that Mazembe did not release their players as they are required to do for international dates. Zambia lost the match in Beijing 2-0 thanks to goals from Oscar and Dede.