Lusaka Dynamos have parted company with Simataa Simataa, four months after they appointed him to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
The club announced on Thursday that they had terminated Simataa’s employment because they had abolished the position of Chief Executive Officer.
In correspondence with Simataa, through a letter dated 15th June, 2017, Lusaka Dynamos president Hanif Adams stated inter alia: “At a Board Member’s meeting held in Lusaka on 14th June 2017, a decision was arrived at to terminate your employment with immediate effect.
“This is in view of the fact that we strongly feel that we do not require the services of a Chief Executive Officer at this point in time as we seek to streamline the administrative functions of the club.”
Simataa’s dismissal comes barely a week after he had queried the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) on Nkana striker Walter Bwalya’s eligibility to play football in Zambia, including remarks posted in social media comments that Lusaka Dynamos intended to question the eligibility of all players with questionable playing backgrounds.
Simataa leaves the club at the top of the MTN FAZ Super League standings with 20 points from eleven matches.
He is well known in Zambian football circles as the man who oversaw the rebuilding of the Zambia senior national football team following the air plane crash off the coast of Gabon in 1993 when he was FAZ General Secretary during which period he also acted as interim president of the national football governing body.