FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has announced the international friendly against South Africa has been called off.
This is in direct response to the xenophobia attacks targeted at foreign nationals in South Africa.
The match was scheduled for Lusaka this this weekend.
Well done Andrew Kamanga. We salute this decision.
In a statement, FAZ write;
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY CALLED OFF
(For Immediate Release)
Football Association of Zambia
Football House, Lusaka
3rd September, 2019
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY RESCHEDULED
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) wishes to inform members of the public that the international friendly match between Zambia and South Africa that was scheduled for National Heroes Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019 has been rescheduled.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala made the announcement in a statement saying that the decision was arrived at in consultation with the South African Football Association (SAFA).
Kashala said Zambia will instead play Namibia on September 9, 2019 in Windhoek.
“FAZ has instead opted to play Namibia on Monday in order to ensure that the Chipolopolo does not miss out on playing competitive football during the FIFA window,” he stated.
“Our game with South Africa has been pushed to the next FIFA window.
Zambia was scheduled to play South Africa on Saturday at National Heroes Stadium in an international friendly match.
The Chipolopolo is expected to leave for Namibia on Saturday.
Chipolopolo coach Aggrey Chiyangi has summoned nine foreign based players for the international friendly match.
For and on behalf of:
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA