Saturday Oct 02, 2021. 11:00
Spectators will return to football stadiums starting October 2 to attend games following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions by the Ministry of Health.
Zambia’s Health Minister Sylvia Masebo on October 1 announced the lifting of the Covid-19 ban on all public gatherings following the dwindling number of cases as the country enters its summer period.
But FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala said Chipolopolo’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 home qualifier against Equatorial Guinea on October 10 in Lusaka would be restricted to 20,000 fans at the 65,000 capacity National Heroes Stadium as per CAF guidelines.
“We have taken note of the pronouncements by the Ministry of Health over the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in the country and are pleased to announce that fans will be allowed to return to stadia for league matches,” says FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala.
“We, however, advise clubs to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines which include regular disinfection of their premises, masking up, sanitizing and social distancing.
“We also urge clubs to encourage their players, officials and fans to take up the option of vaccination as part of helping reduce the risk of infection.”