Football Association of Zambia -FAZ- Vice President Rix Mweemba has died.

Mweemba who was also a FIFA Instructor died at 04:00hours this morning at Coptic Hospital in Lusaka after a short illness.

FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala has confirmed the passing on of Mweemba, in a statement issued this morning.

Mungala says FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala has described Mweemba as a dedicated and respected servant of Zambian football, whose great work ethics and selflessness cannot be doubted.

Kashala also pointed out that the late Mweemba struck us as an admirable family man.

Prior to being appointed as Vice President in April 2017, the late Mweemba served as FAZ Treasurer and played a huge role in the restructuring of the Zambian Premier League as chairperson of the League Restructuring Working Group.

The Zambia Golf Union has described late Football Association of Zambia -FAZ- Vice president Rix Mweemba as a selfless public servant who contributed greatly to the development of football in the country.

Golf Union General Secretary Kelly Munsaka says the sports fraternity is saddened by the death of Rix Mweemba and that his contribution and passion for football will be greatly missed.

In a message of condolence to FAZ and the bereaved family, Munsaka said Zambia has lost one of its best sports Administrators.

Rix Mweemba died in the early hours of this morning at Coptic Hospital in Lusaka after a short illness.

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