Zambian Super League Coach Suspended For Urinating On Goalpost
Super League side Forest Rangers' goalkeeping coach has been suspended by the Zambian Football Association after he was caught urinating on a goalpost before their game against Prison Leopards.
A member of the crowd filmed the moment Charles Chileshe sprinkled an unknown substance in the opposition goal.
Moments later, he appeared to urinate against one of the goalposts ahead of last weekend's Super Division clash at the President Stadium in Kabwe.
After the incident took place on Saturday afternoon, the Football Association of Zambia released a statement saying:
"The Football Association of Zambia has suspended Forest Rangers Football Club goalkeeping coach Charles Chileshe for unsporting conduct during a Super Division Week 13 fixture between Prison Leopards and Forest Rangers at President Stadium in Kabwe.
"His actions have without doubt brought the name of the game into disrepute and therefore we have no option but to suspend Chileshe's registration for the 2020/2021 season and his case shall be decided by the appropriate FAZ judicial body.
"This means that Chileshe cannot function as an official for your club in any capacity until his case is disposed of."
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Chileshe was also accused of acting "in a manner that is not consistent with the values and integrity of football as espoused by FIFA, CAF and FAZ."
The Zambian FA have also taken unspecified disciplinary action against the coach.
According to The New Daily, the use of 'muti' - the African belief that certain ritual actions can help with success on the pitch - is not uncommon on the African continent.
But it clearly didn't work on this occasion as Forest Rangers went on to lose the game 2-0.
Chileshe's actions come just days after Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic accused Cameroon of 'witchcraft' at the African Nations Championship after a dead bat was found on the halfway line prior to kick-off.
Zimbabwe national team coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused the Cameroon national side of witchcraft, after a dead bat was found on the pitch during their 1-0 loss to Cameroon yesterday.- Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) January 17, 2021
Definitely the only logical explanation... :joy:
(Via: @goal) pic.twitter.com/Y9NKBHToIF
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