The Football Association of Zambia has reported a financial loss from the June 10 match between Zambia and Mozambique in their 2019 AFCON Group K qualifier.
Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola recorded its lowest turnout to-date for a Zambia game in that fixture since the venue was open in 2012.
“FAZ would like to take this opportunity to inform members of the general public that it has recorded a loss of K346,308.00 from the Africa Cup qualifier game between Zambia and Mozambique played on June 10 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium,” FAZ spokesperson Desmond Katongo said.
“The Association generated a total income of K350,750.00 from the match against a total expenditure of K678,058. The loss in revenue has been attributed to a low turnout by fans. ”
The low turnout was mainly due to apathy following the senior team’s recent poor performances in the midst of the Zambia Under-20’s U20 AFCON triumph at home in March and later the junior teams’ June quarterfinal success at the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea.
Zambia subsequently lost that AFCON qualifying match against Mozambique 1-0.