Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Feasting army worms force Zesco to move Kalulushi game


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.


  1. Are these worms or caterpillars? Zambians know the difference because we eat caterpillars and worms we dont touch. Its South Africans who misname our caterpillars as worms. Ba Lt we repeat the request again for the seventieth time over and over: Give us the pictures!

  2. Get turf specialists in to have a look at the pitch Asap…after those agriculture officers sprayed those toxic chemicals or else the pitch will end up looking like that awful RSA pitch in Nelspruit where the Zambian team played it matches at Mbombela Stadium.

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