The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has written to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to change the venue for the Cameroon 2019 African Nations Championship (CHAN) return leg qualifier against eSwatini to Lusaka’s National Heroes Stadium.
The match was initially scheduled for October 19 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala, who accompanied the team to eSwatini for the first leg, revealed upon the team’s return, Monday evening, that the association is considering changing the venue for the return leg.
“We discussed with the technical bench who said that they needed the game to be played in Lusaka. Obviously because of the support, I think we have found winning ways at Heroes Stadium. We have informed CAF about the change of venue. We should be bringing our game to Heroes Stadium here in Lusaka,” he said.
Kashala, who was delegation leader for the eSwatini mission, thanked the team for having delivered away from home.
And FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has urged the Chipolopolo boys to finish off the job on October 19 on home soil.
“Like always, we are going to impress upon adequate preparations so that we achieve the target of qualifying to next year’s CHAN competition. As you know, most of you will have an even bigger opportunity to showcase your skills at the CHAN tournament because it is at that tournament that some you will be given an opportunity to play professional football abroad,” said Kamanga.