The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has provisionally suspended Nkana Queens Football Club from the league following violent incidences over the weekend during the team’s match against Zambia Institute for Social Development.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala says FAZ has taken the drastic step to keep players and officials in check.
Kashala said the footage viewed and regulatory reports for the match show some Nkana players and officials attacking match officials and a ball boy.
“We do not condone hooliganism at any level in the game and we will deal with it decisively. The suspension will remain in effect until the disciplinary process has been exhausted,” he says.
“Violence at any level in the game must be weeded out. Some of the aggressive activities in the footage border on matters beyond football. Football is a rule-based game, and everyone involved must at all times embrace fair play and respect the rules,” he said.
Nkana has been given up to May 13, 2021 to submit the names of the culprits as part of the disciplinary process/FAZ.