The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation-ZNBC- says it is unable to televise the AFCON under 20 tournament because the cooperation owes the Confederation of African Football- CAF- 11 point 5 million Kwacha.
ZNBC Cooperate Affairs Manager Masuzyo Ndhlovu says the National Broadcaster has not been granted broadcasting rights by CAF owing to the unsettled debt.
Ndhlovu has explained that ZNBC has no capacity to clear the outstanding debt in order to acquire the broadcasting rights any time soon.
He has appealed to viewers and listeners’ to follow the proceeding through Radio and television which will be provided through various sports programmes and News bulletins.
But the Football Association of Zambia -FAZ- has engaged CAF on the possibility of giving ZNBC the rights to broadcast the 2017 Under-20 AFCON games.
FAZ President, Andrew Kamanga has confirmed in an interview with ZNBC sports.
Kamanga says it is important that the national broadcaster is allowed to televise the on-going Under-20 tournament to allow as many Zambians as possible to watch the games.
He has observed that it is not good that the national broadcaster for the host country cannot be allowed to televise the games.