The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Disciplinary Committee has fined the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for the missiles thrown on the pitch on November 19, 2019 in the aftermath of Zambia’s 2-1 loss to Zimbabwe in a Group H Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at National Heroes Stadium.
FAZ has been ordered to pay 7, 500 USD for the fan’s behaviour that saw them pelt water bottles and other missiles.
The decision was made in respect of CAF Statutes and regulations in terms of Articles 10, 11, 43.1, 46, 83.2 and 151.2 of the Disciplinary Code.
In light of the fine, FAZ wishes to reiterate its call to fans to be at their best behaviour at all times.
FAZ regrets that it has to be made to pay for a fine that could have been avoidable with great sportsmanship from the fans.
“We hope that fans will take note of the international bodies like Cosafa, CAF and FIFA that monitor whatever happens in our game. We risk even being banned from playing our home matches away from home,” says FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala.
“It is our prayer that fans will rally behind the team at all times to ensure that they deliver to the utmost of their ability.