The Association is dismayed at the rising number of incidents at some of our stadia in the recent past. You will all remember that at the beginning of the season our President Kalusha Bwalya categorically stated that we need to safe guard the integrity of the game in Zambia, these sentiments were also repeated in his address to the Annual General Meeting held at Mulungushi in Kabwe.
We want to take this opportunity to urge all clubs to ensure that this spurt of violence is brought to a halt as it risks denting the good image of the country in the world of football. Considering that the CAF Inspection Team for the hosting of the CAN 2019 is expected in the country next month, this violent trend being experienced in the league must stopped immediately as it can hurt Zambia’s chances of winning the 2019 bid of hosting the Africa cup.
Clubs and their fans are hereby reminded to do everything possible to deter the few individuals who are formenting trouble at their stadia. The graveness of the punishment arising from these action is severe,as provided for in the disciplinary code of the Football Association of Zambia.
The disciplinary committee will exact punishment to all those found wanting.
The senior women National soccer team will travel to Harare tomorrow by bus for their first leg encounter with their Zimbabwen counterparts. The game is at Rufaro stadium on Sunday. As you may be aware Rufaro has an artificial pitch and the couching staff is well aware of this. In this regard the women have been training at OYDC which has a similar facility.
The Under Twenty will on Sunday,May 25, play Mozambique in their return match, at Nkoloma Stadium. As of this evening, the team is injury free and the coach has reminded the boys to forget about the two nil victory the junior Chipolopolo earned in Maputo two weeks ago.Zambia will meet the winners between Congo DRC and Malawi.
The charges for this game are K20 open wings and K50 grand stand.
FAZ-MTN WEEKEND GAMES.
This weekend is full of action,apart from the games mentioned we also have our representatives in the CAF confederations cup Nkana meeting the Ivorian team Sewe Sports at Nkana stadium.
In order to allow maximum support for Nkana on Saturday all league games on the copperbelt which were to take place on Saturday have been moved to Sunday. We urge all Copperbelt residents to turn up in numbers and give Nkana the support they need on this national assignment.In Lusaka and the midlands, all league games will go on as scheduled on Saturday
CHIPOLOPOLO LOCAL CAMP
The Chipolopolo local camp for May has closed. The team played a practice match with K-stars who they humbled four goals to nil. Goals coming from Felix Katongo, Moses Phiri,Konmdwani Mtonga and Mathews Maca.
The essence of these monthly camps is to continuously keep our players in shape and also give chance to all those that the technical bench deems fit to done the Chipolopolo colours. We have a busy, tight and intensive program for the 2015 Afcon qualifiers and as such the coaching staff need a wide pool of players from which tap.
Next week the camp for the Japan match will be on,which will see other senior Chipolopolo players in camp.
The coach has told us that a good number of the players who were in camp for this month have a chance of being included in the final squad that will play Japan In Florida next month.