FAZ confirms Provincial divisions conclusion road map
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has given an update on how the Lower leagues in Provinces will conclude following the decision to stop the league by the FAZ Executive Committee owing to the sharp rise in Coronavirus cases in the country.
According to a circular addressed to Club secretaries by FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala and accessed by the ZamFoot Crew, Leagues with 16 teams will be expected to play 22 games while those with 18 will play 24 games.
The teams will undergo Coronavirus tests before the matches can be played to avoid the further spread of the Coronavirus.
“We write to inform you about the decisions of the FAZ – Executive Committee on the 2019/2020 provincial leagues and the promotion playoffs for the National Division One. Following the continued upsurge in numbers of people contracting the Coronavirus, the stopping of the Premier League games, and the advice from the Ministry of Health, the Executive Committee have evoked Article 79 of the FAZ Constitution and decided to curtail the provincial leagues.” read part of the circular
All the 16 team leagues must play an equal number of 22 games. All the 18 team leagues must play an equal number of 24 games. All the teams must be tested for COVID – 19 and obtain the test results before playing any game.
FAZ has not however fixed the dates for the catch-up games and the two more games and they will only be fixed after getting the clearance from Ministry of Health and after all the clubs have done the testing and obtained the test results
FAZ has set Sunday 11 October 2020 as the date by which all the Provincial leagues must be concluded to pave way for the National Division One Playoffs that will start on Wednesday 14th October 2020.
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