FAZ warns clubs against holding secret training sessions
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has warned Super League and National division clubs against conducting secret training sessions which is in direct contravention of the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Regulations.
According to a letter dated 3 June from the league managers office which was accessed by the ZamFoot Crew, Some Clubs are using the pretext of aerobics and team-building exercises.
“We have received numerous reports of clubs conducting clandestine training in direct contravention of the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Regulations and warnings issued by the Ministry of Youth and Sport. We have been reliably informed that some clubs are doing this under the subterfuge of aerobics and team-building exercises.”
We take a strong exception to such activities that break the law as laid in Statutory Instruments 21 and 22 of 2020 and defy the directives of the Government.
“Such activities not only endanger the health and lives of all concerned but are in total disregard of the Government and FAZ directives that expressly prohibit them.”
The Clubs that will be found guilty have been warned that they will face severe punishment.
“All Clubs found wanting in this respect will be severely punished as the Football Association of Zambia as an affiliate of the National Sports Council of Zambia is duty-bound to obey all directives of the Government and respect the law of the land.
Furthermore, clubs and club officials that are found to have contravened the COVID-19 Restrictions announced may be liable for criminal prosecution over and above the sanctions of the Association. Therefore we are instructing all clubs to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 restrictions as laid down by the government and cease any activities that may abrogate them. Please take this as official notification.”
The government has earlier instructed that contact sports remain on halt due to the Coronavirus epidemic.
The MTN/FAZ Super League and the Eden University National Division One have been on break since early March due to the worldwide outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus.
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