Zambia will not host Cote d’Ivoire at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
The two sides were scheduled to play their Independence Day friendly at Heroes Stadium on October 25 but Government says the stadium has not yet been commissioned.
“Currently the stadium is only being used for testing purposes and it is within this testing period that the remaining gaps will be addressed. However the government of the republic of Zambia will only be able to address certain gaps such as furniture and equipment in the 2015 budget,” The National Sports Council of Zambia stated in a circular.
“You are therefore being advised that the National Heroes Stadium is currently not available for staging of any sporting event until further notice. Staging of any such sporting activities should therefore be at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium or any other facility appropriate for the event.”
Meanwhile, FAZ have said the friendly will be played in Lusaka as planned but has not announced at which venue.