Zesco United have moved Saturday’s Super Division Week Nine match against Kalulushi Modern Stars to the Trade Fair Grounds after army worms invaded the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium pitch.
Club media officer Katebe Chengo said Zesco were this Saturday set to go back to Mwanawasa Stadium after playing the past two home matches at Trade Fair.
Chengo said the safety of players is not guaranteed on the Mwanawasa pitch which has been sprayed with chemicals to eliminate the worms.
“We were scheduled to go back to Levy Mwanawasa Stadium but we were informed by the stadium management that the pitch had been attacked by caterpillars which have eaten some parts of the pitch,” she said on Wednesday.
“As a club we are concerned about the safety of our players who have direct contact with the grass on the pitch that has recently been sprayed with poisonous chemicals,” Chengo added.
Mwanawasa Stadium is next month scheduled to host Zambia’s two 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Sudan.