Category : Football | Posted on 2020-06-29 By : Kalumiana Kalumiana Image : @Zanacofc
The Football Association of Zambia has set July 18, 2020 as the restart date for the 2019/2020 league season after a three-month Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
The last FAZ League games were played on March 8 just a week before the Covid-19 pandemic was declared in Zambia.
FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala said that only the top two tiers of the league would resume next month.
Kashala added that limited open -door training sessions will officially resume on July 1 and that two stakeholders meeting will be held this week to map-out the restart process.
“We are hereby requesting clubs in the FAZ MTN Super Division and the FAZ Eden University National Division One to send their CEOs or an appropriate representative at executive level to attend the following briefings,” Kashala said.
“All Lusaka Province, Central Province and Southern Province based clubs of the Zambian Premier League to convene at exactly 10:30 hours at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday 30th June 2020. 2. All Northern, North Western and Copperbelt Province based clubs of the Zambian Premier League to convene at exactly 10:30 in Ndola at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Thursday July, 2 2020.”
"In the meantime, members have been directed to get in touch with the District Medical Authorities to make arrangements for the testing of their players and staff.
"FAZ has furnished members with detailed guidelines arising from the tripartite meetings with the Ministry of Sport, Ministry of Health and FAZ."
The season will resume with nine games left to play with Forest Rangers enjoying a one point lead on 46 points from 25 games played.
Napsa Stars, Green Eagles, Nkana and defending champions Zesco United have 45 points, 44 points, 43 points and 42 points respectively.