ZAMBIA FINED FOR CROWD TROUBLE AFTER AFCON QUALIFIER LOSS TO ZIMBABWE
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has been handed a USD 7,500 fine following crowd trouble at the end of the 2-1 Cameroon 2021 AFCON qualifier loss to Zimbabwe on 19 November 2019 at the National Heroes Stadium.
Zambia was found guilty of have contravened CAF Statutes and regulations in terms of Articles 10, 11, 43.1, 46, 83.2 and 151.2 of the Disciplinary Code by the CAF Disciplinary Committee chaired by South African, Raymond Hack.
According to the match officials report, Fans threw projectiles at the players and officials after the final whistle but no one was injured due to the Security officers’ timely intervention.
FAZ has three months to pay the K127 000 fine. The Association may appeal the decision within three days and have an extra seven days to give their reasons for the appeal.
FAZ General Secretary has since asked the fans to excise restraint every time they are in the Stadium as such actions may get Zambian banned from using their home Stadium during international engagements.
“We hope that fans will take note of the international bodies like Cosafa, CAF, and FIFA that monitor whatever happens in our game. We risk even being banned from playing our home matches away from home,” Kashala told FAZ media.
“It is our prayer that fans will rally behind the team at all times to ensure that they deliver to the utmost of their ability.”
Karma Billiat put the Warriors in the lead after 11 minutes but Patson Daka leveled matters just nine minutes later with a fine finish before Karma Billiat and Knowledge Musona combined well for the winner ten minutes before full time.
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