FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala says the association will identify culprits who pelted missiles on Saturday when Zambia hosted eSwatini in the final CHAN qualifying match at Heroes Stadium.
Kashala has said preliminary investigations on the incident revealed that the perpetrators had a pre-determined agenda regardless of the outcome of the match.
“As the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), we would like to condemn the barbaric acts by some fans that threw missiles on the pitch side. We have come very far as a country in cleaning our image and we will not tolerate a few individuals tarnishing it by such barbaric acts. Fans should by now know that such acts are not only embarrassing but also attract punishment from CAF and FIFA,” Kashala said.
“Sadly our preliminary investigations have indicated that some of the perpetrators of the missiles had a pre-determined agenda regardless of the outcome of the match. We hope that everyone can forge hands and move forward to develop our game.”
He called on football fans to protect the game by ensuring order and peace during matches.
Zambia lost a two nil lead to draw two all against eSwatini in the final qualifying round of the Cameroon 2020 CHAN tournament.
The development infuriated fans who began pelting missiles on the pitch before Zambia conceded the second goal.
The incident forced stewards and security to barricade part of the ﬁeld.
Zambia qualified to the Cameroon 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) despite the draw.