FAZ approves five foreigners Quota system

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Zambian Premier League clubs will now only be allowed to have five foreign-based players in their squads at the start of the 2021/22 football season.

This follows the unanimous approval of the new quota system by delegates at the 2020/21 Annual General Meeting held on Saturday.

The vote ends the long-standing debate to the introduction of the quota system that goes as far back as 2020.

“The new quota system, which aims to give local players game time and improve the quality and quantity of local players, was unanimously approved by delegates at the 2020/21 Annual General Meeting held at Urban Bliss Hotel in Kabwe,” said FAZ in a statement.

Earlier there were submissions (informal debates and discussions) to maybe just limit the number of players in the matchday squad to either five or three from some stakeholders.

Explained in its simplest form, the new quota system requires the Zambia Premier League clubs to register five foreign-based players in their teams.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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