International football returns to the Copperbelt after a year with two senior matches and one junior fixture in store this June.
With Independence stadium soon to undergo major rehabilitation work for an indefinite period, Faz has decided to stage all international matches on the Copperbelt.
However, all of Zambia’s 2007 Cosafa Castle Cup home fixtures look destined to remain a privilege of Lusaka with Woodlands stadium again looking like the preferred venue by the tournaments organizers as was the case in 2005.
Konkola stadium in Chililabombwe meanwhile is set to host the Zambia national teams’ final two home games of the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup, Group 11 qualifiers.
Zambia are set return to Konkola for the first time since September 3, 2005 where they lost 1-0 against Senegal in a 2006 World/Africa Cup Group 1 qualifier.
Congo-Brazzaville are the first team Zambia are set to host at the proposed match venue on June 2 with Chad to follow a fortnight later.
Arthur Davies stadium in Kitwe on the other hand will host the Zambia Under 23’s Olympic Games Group B opener against Cote D’Ivoire on June 2 or 3.
That match will be the first international fixture to be held in Kitwe since March 4, 2006 when the Womens’ under 20 squad faced Mozambique in a Caf 2006 Women’s Under 20 Africa Cup tie there.
With the senior team and Under 23 sides’ June 2-3 match date qualifiers all clashing, Faz has yet to advise when the latter sides match will be played.
FAZ PREMIER LEAGUE DELAYED WEEK 1.
Zanaco 6( Mumamba Numba 29″ 36″ 70″, Winston Kalengo 33″, Kelvin Kaindu 60″, Frazer Mwewa 81″)- Nakambala Leopards 1(Dan Masumba 45″).
TOP SCORERS (18/04/07).
Emmanuel Mayuka (Kabwe Warriors): 7.
Simon Luipya (Red Arrows):6.
Felix Nsunzu Jr (Konkola Blades):5.
Rainford Kalaba (Zesco United) 5.
Lottie Phiri (Young Arrows): 5.
Kelvin kaindu (Zanaco): 4.
Mumamba Numba (Zanaco): 4.
Mazuba Mukandawire (City of Lusaka): 4.
Lyson Sikaonga (Nchanga Rangers): 4.
Sebastian Mwansa (Green Buffaloes): 4.
Winstone Kalengo(Zanaco): 3.
Enoch Sakala (Zesco United) 3.
Ken Mwaba (Nakambala Leopards):3.
Chiwanki Liyainga (YOung Arrows): 3.
Lameck Banda (Lusaka Dynamos): 3.
Precious Mpondela (Konkola Blades): 3
Fwayo Tembo (National Assembly):3.