The Super League to end prematurely on August 6th
The Zambia Super League will come to a premature end on August 6th, After just playing week 27 games, The ZamFoot Crew can reveal.
According to a press statement by the country’s football governing body, FAZ Communications manager Sydney Mungala availed to the ZamFoot Crew, The Association has decided to bring the league to an early close after concerns from stakeholders especially the Zambia National Public Health Institute.
“Following an Executive Committee meeting held on Thursday afternoon, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has decided to bring the 2019/2020 season to early closure.
The decision to close the league has been necessitated by the concerns that the Association has received from various stakeholders especially the Government through the Ministry of Health particularly from Zambia National Public Health Institute. The recent surge in numbers of the COVID-19 occurrences has put a strain on the health system across the board.
FAZ has been monitoring the situation and also constantly engaging the authorities on the possibilities as the numbers continue to surge.”
Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) noted that clubs failed to manage the isolation of players and officials who tested positive, unrestricted access to camping sites, failure to observe social distancing, and lack of sanitizers and disinfectants at designated places.
The current league will be concluded on August 6, 2020, after all the teams have played their Week 27 round of matches.
Accordingly, champions will be declared for both the FAZ MTN Super Division and FAZ Eden University National Division One.
FAZ will ensure that all outstanding issues around fixtures are cleared to avoid controversy.
The lower leagues and women leagues will also be allowed to wind down their season by playing an equal number of games. FAZ will provide the roadmap in due course.
Furthermore, the executive has decided that the 2020/2021 season will commence on October 17, 2020. The ABSA Cup will be played as a precursor to the 2020/2021 Season after the Charity Shield.
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