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Thursday, July 2, 2020

President Lungu Gives Green Light for League Restart

Sports Feature Sports President Lungu Gives Green Light for League Restart

The green light for the restart of the 2020/2021 season has been given by the highest office in the land following the lengthy pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

President Edgar Lungu stated in his bi-monthly Covid-19 pandemic national address on June 25 that football would return in July.

“Guidelines for all sports disciplines to follow as they consider resume sports activities have been developed,” President Lungu said.

“They include the following but not limited to:
A: Guiding principles stipulated by statutory instruments 21 and 22 of 2020
B: Guidelines for various sports disciplines which have been categorized as non, semi -contact and full -contact
C: Safeguards as outlined in the health guidelines for football at Premier and National Division One League, hence these leagues will resume action in July 2020 with the strict observance of health guidelines.

“The Ministry of Heath, the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development and the Ministry of Local Government would be inspecting sports arena’s to ensure they are ready for action.”

The last league action for FAZ Super Division teams was on March 8 with rescheduled Week 23 games before the lockdown was implemented.

Forest Rangers currently lead the log after 25 games played on 46 points, one more than Napsa Stars with nine games left before the 2020 title is decided.

Defending champions Zesco are 5th and are four points behind Forest.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. And he gave green light to arrest Chitalu Chilufya, and the gang leader of Lusaka province still at loose.
    – chitalu, Chitotela, Kabanshi, Kalaba … Are we Luapulans targeted?I
    What is real minister of Home Affairs Davies Mwila doing to protect us?

  2. Does one see mimicry in the Presidential addresses vis-a-vis COVID-19?

    It starts with Boris Johnson, week or days later, the President addresses the country and eases the restrictions in relation to COVID-19.

    Are we travelling at the same pace, using the same science, employing the same strategy at the same time?

    Neo nucita mantha. The nation may be being put at risk to COVID-19.

  3. He knows football will make you forget your problems n when August 2021 comes, you will be like we are voting for our humble president because he’s the devil we know. Vote wisely bane, 5 years is too long to live hopelessly.

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