CAF approves only 5 000 for Zambia v Tunisia match

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reduced the number of fans that will attend the Zambia v Tunisia match to 5 000 from the proposed 20 000.

Following the approval from the Ministry of health to have fans in the Stadium for the match, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) will now only be able to accommodate 5 000 fans.

“The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) wishes to inform its members, stakeholders, and the public that the Ministry of Health has given the green light to have fans at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Zambia and Tunisia,” said the Association.

FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala told the media that the approval from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Sport was on condition of strict adherence to covid-19 guidelines.

“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 7 September, 2021, FIFA World Cup qualifier. This, however, is subject to strict observance of Covid-19 guidelines,” Kashala told FAZ Media.

“CAF has been informed and has advised that we can only be allowed to admit 5 000 fans for the match.”

Zambia will face Mauritania on 3 September for their opening Group B match at the Olympic Stadium before they face Tunisia.

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By FARPost Reporter