Nkana’s sponsors Mopani Copper Mines have installed CCTV cameras at Nkana Stadium following their U$450,000 upgrade of the venue to guard against vandals and hooliganism.
Nkana chairman John Chiwele said they will use the CCTV to full effect especially against hooliganism during matchdays that has blighted the clubs image over the years.
“It will probably take a few examples,” Chiwele said.
“People don’t come to games to cause trouble.
“Very few people come to games to cause confusion so it will probably take one or two examples and we intend to maintain discipline here.”
Mopani has also installed a new perimeter fence including jump seats in the old VIP area that will now be the VVIP area.
The old grandstand has bucket seats and has been converted into the VIP area.
A new training pitch has been laid in the old car park while a new concrete perimeter fence has been erected outside the legendary “Chitala” which has also received a makeover while maintaining its iconic red colour.
Mopani has also rehabilitated Nkana’s entire water and sewer systems and installed a new irrigation system for both the main and new training pitch.
Mopani Chief Executive Officer Danny Callow said the company was excited that Nkana will be back home after a year playing their games at Arthur Davies Stadium while rehabilitation works were taking place at Nkana Stadium.
“This means one very important thing to us, to the fans and the club-Nkana is coming back home this season,” Callow said.
“We can once again start enjoying the pleasure if playing at home at our famous “Chilata.”
Nkana will not have to wait long to test-run their pitch before their March 16 league kickoff against Roan United at the same venue.
This Sunday, Nkana hosts Kabwe Warriors in a pre-season friendly to officially open Nkana Stadium.