The Football Association of Zambia has condemned the acts by some fans to throw missiles on the pitch side of National Heroes Stadium during the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier involving Zambia and Eswatini.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala has warned individuals involved acts saying the Football Association of Zambia will not tolerate such acts.
“As the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), we would like to condemn the barbaric acts by some fans that threw missiles on the pitchside. We have come very far as a country in cleaning our image and will not tolerate a few individuals tarnishing it by such barbaric acts,” Kashala told FAZ Media.
“Fans should by now know that such acts are not only embarrassing but also attract punishment from CAF and FIFA.”
“Sadly our preliminary investigations have indicated that some of the perpetrators of the missiles had a pre-determined agenda regardless of the outcome of the match. We hope that everyone can forge hands and move forward to develop our game.”
Some fans pelted missiles on the pitch with Zambia leading 2-1 forcing security to barricade part of the field. The match ended 2-2 with Zambia qualifying to the Cameroon 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
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