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Zambia cancels football league after COVID-19 surge

By natasha01 • a week ago • 983 views • 350 comments

 Zambia cancels football league after COVID-19 surge

TheghanareportJul 31, 2020Read original

Zambia’s Football association (FAZ) has cancelled the domestic league following a spikefin Covid-19 cases.

FAZ General Secretary, Adrian Kashala, said the league would end on August 6, by which time all teams would have played 27 rounds of matches.

The league resumed two weeks ago after it was prematurely suspended in March over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Two sides, Forest Rangers and Napsa Stars, have reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases, with 28 and 19 respectively.

“The recent surge in numbers of Covid-19 occurrences has put a strain on the health system across the board,” Mr. Kashala said in a statement.

“One of the major challenges has been the long delays in securing test appointments and results by most of the clubs in the league after being tested, which meant that certain matches could not be played due to the inability of clubs to produce results when called upon to do so.”

Mr. Kashala added the association had decided that the 2020/2021 season would start on 17 October.

Zambia has so far confirmed 5,555 Covid-19 cases with 41 deaths.

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    Following closely

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    a week ago

    sad development indeed 

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    a week ago

    Thanks for sharing this interested news

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    a week ago

    It is for their own safety 

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    a week ago

    This is a good move by the football association of zambia by cancelling the games .. this will at least protect the players

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    a week ago

    Thank you for sharing

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    a week ago

    This pandemic has brought a stop to so many things it's not becoming really annoying 

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    It is for the better 

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    a week ago

    How my team Nkana will finish on top before this season end on 6th August, and faz did well because covid is going high.

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    Okay

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    a week ago

    Zambia has so far confirmed 5,555 Covid-19 cases with 41 deaths. Its better they stop the league 

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    a week ago

    following

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    a week ago

    Great article thanks for sharing this information with us 💯

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    a week ago

    Sad news

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    a week ago

    We thank God for protecting us from the corona virus that has claimed million of lives across the globe

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    a week ago

    these  are interesting stories

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    a week ago

    Thanks for sharing

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    a week ago

    The league should be suspended for everything

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    a week ago

    This is interesting 

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    That's a wise thing to do in a crisis like this. Avoiding death is normal and acceptable.

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    a week ago

    To bad for zambian football funs 

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    a week ago

    This isn't good, but safety first

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    a week ago

    This is a good move . covid is real

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    a week ago

    Faz has done good to secure the life's of footballas and they family and the country at large

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    a week ago

    good call

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    a week ago

    Grear move so that the players should be protected

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    a week ago

    Too bad for us soccer fans..but this too shall pass.

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    a week ago

    Thank you so very much for this information, it has been very useful and worth reading

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    a week ago

    I feel this is a very serious issue and should be looked into with urgency.

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the update and information very informative keep updating us really important 

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    a week ago

    following

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    a week ago

    following 

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    a week ago
    This not different from what they use to do. They are known for this.
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    a week ago

    That's a good move,  should wait for covid to cease abit. 

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    a week ago

    It is really good that the season has now come to an end

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    a week ago

    I reiterate they should not have opened it in the first place. Soccer is a contact sport. Covid likes such.

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    a week ago

    Following 

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    a week ago

    Thanks for sharing

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    a week ago

    Sad news but it's for our own good thank you so much for sharing we need to protect ourselves from corona virus

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    a week ago

    Thank you for sharing this information 

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    a week ago

    Following 

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    a week ago

    Thank you very much for sharing this article with us

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    Following

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    Thank you for the information you have shared this is really good news.

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the information. Mask up and always sanitize.

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    a week ago

    As at now it's the right thing to do

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    a week ago

    Closely following

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    a week ago

    thanks for the information from around the world continue updating us

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    a week ago

    Better that way, if schools won't open even other events should be on hold too

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    a week ago

    We can't continue to risk our lives, this is a correct decision to make

    Thanks for sharing this information 

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    a week ago

    they should wait for it to redce

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    a week ago

    Sad development.. though we can keep on taking risks I this it's a right decision..thanks for the update

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    a week ago

    Thank you very much for this information

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    a week ago

    The recent surge in numbers of Covid-19 occurrences has put a strain on the health system across the board......

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    Good to hear. 

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    a week ago

    This is really a good move by the Zambian Football Association to cancel the football league due to the corona virus surge. Thanks for sharing

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    a week ago

    Closely following up

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    a week ago

    Thank you for this update, I will share to other people, keep updating us

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    a week ago

    But

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    a week ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this information with me and I'm looking forward to be updated more on day- to-day updates.

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    a week ago

    Just when the league is about to start wow this is really sad to the football family

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    a week ago
    The Major League Baseball Players Association began a labour strike following the games of August 11, and the dispute eventually led to the cancellation of ...
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    a week ago

    Zambia has done a great job in stopping football league to due with corona virus, too bad for increasing numbers

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    a week ago
    The NHL became the first North American professional sports league to cancel an entire season; the 2004-05 season was canceled after the collective-bargaining agreement between ...
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    a week ago

    Best decision ever made 

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    a week ago

    thanks for the information following 

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    a week ago

    Noted

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    Following

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the update there

     

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    a week ago

    Interesting article

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    a week ago

    That's a good call to reduce the spread of Covid19 

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    a week ago

    This is bad for the teams

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    a week ago

    Following 

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    a week ago

    Sad development

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    a week ago

    Following

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    Following

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    a week ago

    FAZ has done a good job by suspending games for keeping the players safe

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    a week ago

    Interesting piece of writing 

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    Following

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    Following 

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    Interesting 

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    Following 

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    a week ago

    okay

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    a week ago

    Zambia knows what is best for the people, to avoid more people from contacting this virus they have to cancel these events where more than 50 people will be found.

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the information

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    a week ago

    following

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    a week ago

    Too bad

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    a week ago

    Sad development

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    a week ago

    Football is a good entertainment, I don't think that's right.

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    a week ago

    The number of cases seem to be increasing and maybe it might be a good move for them to just end the season

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    a week ago

    Nice move

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    FOLLOWING THE NEWS THANKS FOR THE UPDATE AND 

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    a week ago

    Nice move prevention is better than cure

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    Following

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    Okay

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    a week ago

    Fascinating article very informative and interesting 

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    a week ago

    That's so sad but it's for the better till things cool down

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    Really sad 🙁 for the soccer ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ fans 

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the update

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    a week ago

    This is a really good move that Zambia is doing in order to reduce rising cases

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the update

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    Following

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    a week ago

    Thay the path to follow right now but God is there for us he will not us down

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    a week ago

    Faz has done good to secure the life's of footballas and they family and the country at large 

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    a week ago

    So bad 

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    a week ago

    That's so sad. I feel for those soccer funs..thank you for the update

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    a week ago

    Sad news for soccer fans

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    a week ago

    Following

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    Following

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    Following

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    Thanks for the information

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    a week ago

    Too bad for them but its for the best you know 

    Bur things will be back to normal soon

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    a week ago

    Let forest win the league already

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    a week ago

    Thank you very much for sharing this information keep updating us

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    Following up

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    a week ago

    TO be honest they did the right thing

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