The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has directed clubs to suspend group training sessions following the worldwide outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus.

This is in line with measures announced by Republican President His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu around the response to the covid-19 to ensure that steps to help towards combating the pandemic are taken.

According to a press statement by FAZ acting Communications Manager Sydney Mungala, FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala has advised clubs to suspend training activities or take preventive measures where they prescribe individualized sessions.
Kashala. Kashala expects that members will adhere to the directive.

“In the spirit of the very instructive pronouncements made by His Excellency President Edgar Lungu, who is also FAZ patron, we expect that our members should take the front seat in combating the coronavirus threat,” Kashala told FAZ media.

“The pandemic thrives in crowded places and therefore we expect that clubs will be able to take measures that will guarantee the health of players, technical staff and other stakeholders.”

“We urge people to observe etiquettes like hand washing, not touching one’s face, physical distance and staying home if not feeling well,” he added.

The Football Association of Zambia who themselves have reduced on the number of members of staff reporting for work daily as part of a direct response to the covid-19 threat has encouraged members of the public to observe the measures prescribed by the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization in fighting the coronavirus.

FAZ says it will advise it’s members when the situation allows for the resumption of normal business. All FAZ Leagues are currently on hold and will only resume once the Coronavirus outbreak is dealt with.

(ZamFoot Crew)


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