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Kansanshi Dynamos in anxious wait for promotion playoff opponent verdict

Sports Kansanshi Dynamos in anxious wait for promotion playoff opponent verdict

Kansanshi Dynamos have lamented the delaying of their FAZ Super Division promotion playoff against the yet to be decided Zone 4 winners.

Kansanshi were scheduled to play the first leg on July 6 away but uncertainty has surrounded their opponents owing to the player’s status case involving Zone 4 teams Young Green Eagles and Yeta FC.

Zesco Shockers had won Zone 4 but were toppled by Young Eagles after the latter won a case in which Yeta allegedly used ineligible players in a Week 23 fixture.

“It is very frustrating and disappointing that our fixture for the playoff keeps on changing,” Kansanshi chairman Mark Silimi said.

“We are very disappointed that a matter that should have been resolved when the league was still on is now creating problems for us,” Silimi said.

The FAZ Appeals Committee has since referred back the matter involving Young Eagles and Yeta Football Club back to the Player Status Committee following an appeal by the latter.

“We are under so much pressure in terms of costs because our planning started with a trip to Mongu but as we were departing we were informed that our opponent had changed,” Silimi said.

“This is draining on our boys physiologically. You prepare for battle and then you are told it’s not going to happen,” he said.

Silimi, however, said Kansanshi remain determined to win promotion to the Super Division despite this debacle.

“We are ready for whoever is going to come up as our opponents. We promised ourselves and the province (North Western) that come August we are going to play Super League,” he said.

Kansanshi are seeking to become the second team from North Western to play in the Super Division after Lumwana Radiants.

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