Tuesday Mar 22, 2022. 15:00
The FAZ Disciplinary Committee has ordered Nkana to play all their home games behind closed doors for the remainder of the season at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe due to hooliganism.
This follows crowd trouble during Nkana’s FAZ Super League away game against Red Arrows on January 24 in a match that the visitors lost 3-0 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
“The Disciplinary Committee has banned Nkana Football Club from admitting spectators for their home matches for the remainder of the season,” FAZ said in a statement.
“The Disciplinary Committee ruled that violent incidents during the Week 20 Super League match between Red Arrows and Nkana played on January 24, 2022, were instigated by fans of the 13-time league champions.
“Nkana were found to be in breach of article 92 and additionally fined K150, 000.”
Nkana have also been ordered to bear all costs for damages incurred by Arrows at Nkoloma Stadium during the incident.
In another separate FAZ DC ruling, Green Buffaloes have been fined K20, 000 for deploying unsolicited security for their away game against Nkana on November 7, 2021.
Buffaloes, who are owned by the Zambia Army, deployed soldiers at Nkana that led to a standoff with the hosts’ supporters.
“The committee found that Green Buffaloes instigated violence by deploying soldiers to provide unsolicited security at the stadium,” FAZ stated.