Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Andrew Kamanga and CAF Committe Member and Soccer legend Kalusha Bwalya share a light moment at the ongoing Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations being hosted by Zambia.
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Bankers hold key to sensational title fight as FAZ/MTN league closes today
THE FAZ/MTN Super League crown will finally be decided today with second placed Forest Rangers facing ‘Sensational’ Zanaco at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
Despite not being title contenders sixth placed Zanaco will hold the key to the trophy vault as table toppers Nkana could pick up the spoils if Forest Rangers fail to win in their backyard.
Nkana are leading the pack on 50 points while Forest Rangers is hot on their heels with 49 points.
Zanaco will be the king makers with Coach Chris Kaunda having carried his full strength squad that could give Forest Rangers some headaches.
However, Forest Rangers has shaken off their post-covid-19 blues to revive their title claim with a huge statement made at Arthur Davies Stadium on Thursday where they deservedly buried Napsa Stars’ title hopes with a 1-0 win courtesy of a Lameck Silwaba goal. With that spirited performance at Arthur Davies Stadium they reached a historic milestone by qualifying to the 2020/2020 CAF Champions League.
Tenant Chilumba will be looking the prolific Adama Zikiru, Qadri Kola and Lameck Silwaba to lead the lines.
Forest Rangers has also experienced camapigners in Webster Muzaza, Conlyde Luchanga and Shadreck Malambo.
In goal Mathias Kigonya will provide the final safety net.
The bankers will be looking to wind up the season on a high with the likes of Roger Kola, Chitiya Mususu, Moses Phiri and Charles Zulu expected to light up the show.
With Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevoc keeping an eye for local talent players in both teams will be motivated to put in their best shift.
The match will be live of pay television channel SuperSport and kicks-off at 15:00 hours. In line with the covid-19 guidelines, the game will be played behind closed doors.
(Source: FAZ Media)
FAZ says promotions and demotions will take place based on the final league standings as at Week 27
THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has resolved to conclude the 2019/2020 Super League tomorrow after a match between Forest Rangers and Zanaco which will be played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
And the Association says promotions and demotions will take place based on the final league standings as at Week 27.
According to a statement issued by FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala, the association said it will on Tuesday engage all the Super League teams to plan on the best practices of the 2020/2021 season.
Mungala said FAZ also agreed that any changes to the league calendar will affect the registration window which started on 1st July 2020 and will run to 31st August 2020.
FAZ Appeals Committee overturns decision to award Zanaco three points
THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) appeals committee has ordered a replay of a Football match between Forest Rangers VS Zanaco.
The FAZ Appeals Committee has overturned the decision by the Disciplinary Committee to award Zanaco three points and a 3-0 score line for their un-played match with Forest Rangers on July 18, 2020.
According to a judgment made by the Appeals Committee, the decision by the Disciplinary Committee has been set aside freezing out the trophy handover ceremony that was set for Thursday (August 6, 2020).
Forest Rangers had earlier reported 28 COVID-19 cases on the day of the match hence the football club appealed the decision that awarded points to Zanaco.
According to a statement issued by FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala, the coronation of the 2019/2020 champions will have to be frozen as the outcome of this fixture could shuffle the league standings.
“The Appeals Committee, having considered all the written evidence adduced by yourselves (Forest Rangers) and the ruling of the Disciplinary Committee was of the view that your appeal against the ruling has merit and therefore upheld,” reads the judgement in part.
“Your appeal is upheld and the decision of the Disciplinary Committee is set aside. Therefore the game between yourselves and Zanaco Football Club must be replayed and the result of the match be taken into account when the final league standings are compiled.”
And Mungala said the decision to re-start the league was done in consultation with the ministries of health and sports arising from the prevailing health conditions in the country.