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Nkana-Zanaco 2018 Charity Shield clash moved to Thursday

Sports Nkana-Zanaco 2018 Charity Shield clash moved to Thursday

FAZ has rescheduled the 2018 Charity Shield semifinal date between Zanaco and Nkana from March 3 to March 1.

The game has been brought forward due to operational reasons and will still be played at Nkoloma Stadium where they were set to meet in a semifinal doubleheader this Saturday.

“The change has been necessitated by Nkana’s involvement in the CAF Confederation Cup fixture against Chabab Riadhi Belouizdad Football Club to be played on 6th March 2018,” FAZ spokesperson Desmond Katongo said.

Nkana will fly out to Algeria immediately after the semifinal to play CR Belouzidad in a CAF Confederation Cup first round, first leg match.

Nkana are entering the CAF Confederation Cup at this stage after enjoying a preliminary round bye in February.

“Meanwhile the fixture between Zesco United and Napsa Stars will take place as initially announced,”Katongo said.

Napsa and Charity Shield holders Zesco United will meet at Nkoloma on March 3 at 15h00.

The Charity Shield final is set for March 10 at Nkoloma.

Meanwhile, Zanaco and Zesco are also in continental action in midweek and both are at home in the pre-group stage of the 2018 CAF Champions League.

Zesco will be in action on March 6 when they hosts ASEC Mimosa of Cote d’Ivoire in the first leg at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Zanaco will host Swaziland champions Mbabane Swallows 24 hours later at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.

All return leg dates for Zambia’s three continental representatives will be played during the weekend of March 17.

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