The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) won’t be changing their minds about keeping supporters out of stadiums.
As previously reported here on Futaa, FAZ delighted fans around the country by announcing the post-lockdown restart of the MTN/FAZ Super League and the Eden University/FAZ National Division One, but behind closed doors.
In a press release update as the 18 July restart looms closer, FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala and FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala explained that the rules are enforced by the Ministries of Health and Sport.
“We would like to re-emphasize that the league will resume as indicated this weekend behind closed doors. The health situation in the nation, as guided by the authorities still requires that we observe the guidelines provided,” Kashala said.
“Only people that are part of the matchday squad, stadium staff, security personnel, and media are expected to be at the stadia.
“Our colleagues in the media will be allowed access to stadia subject to observing the guidelines. Media personnel will not be allowed any contact with the players. We will have the broadcast partner SuperSport and also club media officers stepping in to fill the gap,” concluded the note.