Friday Aug 27, 2021. 17:00
CAF has given the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) the green-light to allow only 5000 spectators for next week’s home game against Tunisia in their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B qualifier at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Levy Stadium can hold 50,000 spectators.
Spectators have been locked out of domestic and international matches for the last year and half due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are pleased to announce that following our engagement with the ministries of health and sport, we have been allowed to admit some fans for the September 7, 2021, FIFA World Cup qualifier. This, however, is subject to strict observance of Covid-19 guidelines,” FAZ General Secretary Kashala said in a statement.
“CAF has been informed and has advised that we can only be allowed to admit 5, 000 fans for the September 7, 2021, match.”
FAZ general Kashala said all tickets would be pre-sold by Computicket.
Meanwhile, Chipolopolo kick-off their Group B qualifying campaign on September 3 away in Nouakchott against Mauritania before heading back to host Tunisia.
Beston Chambeshi’s side is currently halfway through a 10-day training camp in Morocco where they have set up a transit base in Marrakech en route to Nouakchott next week.