Football house has announced that it will train groundsmen in the MTN Super League this month.
This is according to a statement posted on the FA’s official Facebook Page monitored by the ZamFoot Crew.
“The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) will this month hold its first ever workshop for groundsmen in the Zambian Premier League.”
The three-day theoretical and practical workshop will bring together all groundsmen in the ZPL and will run from 19 September – 21 September, 2023 in Eastern province’s administrative capital Chipata.
The standard of maintenance and upkeep of pitches has been a source of concern and FAZ hopes the workshop will ensure that the groundsmen in the Zambian professional football community will be proactively engaged and empowered with the latest knowledge and techniques on pitch maintenance.
Club Licensing Manager Iva Lengwe told FAZ Media that the workshop comes at the back of a similar successful workshop that was spearheaded by world football governing body FIFA in conjunction with the Moroccan Football Federation in Rabat.
The Workshop is aimed at training the groundsmen on how they should maintain and manage their pitches and providing the Association and the League with important information on how pitches are maintained and managed.
“FAZ was represented at the same workshop and would like to share the knowledge gained from the workshop to uplift the standards of the playing surface in the Zambian Premier League (ZPL). The workshop is intended to bring together all groundsmen in the Super League and the National Division One League,” Lengwe said.
“The workshop will also encourage the creation of structures in football under the aegis of the Association for the purpose of collecting, archiving, sharing, and disseminating ideas on how pitches are managed and maintained.”