ZESCO has apologised to President Edgar Lungu and the entire nation on the power outage that occurred during a friendly match between Zambia and Gabon at Heroes stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday.
Acting ZESCO managing director Victor Mundende said in a statement that the loss of power supply which occurred at the stadium was caused by a tripping at Heroes number 211KV feeder at Matero substation which resulted in total black for almost three minutes.
Mr Mundende said prior to the football match the power utility company had strategically placed a team of engineers to ensure that all the 11KV sources of supply were available.
He said the standby generator at the stadium with its changeover scheme were also tested and found to be operational.
Mr Mundende said investigations were currently underway to determine the cause of the tripping of the Heroes stadium feeder.
He said power utility firm was taking all the necessary steps to ensure that the type of power outage did not reoccur.