FAZ halts Zambia Super League over coronavirus fears

THE Football Association of Zambia (Faz) has suspended the domestic Zambian Super League over fears around the coronavirus, officials confirmed on Friday.

Faz confirmed the move on Friday in a short statement, having also postponed the Absa Cup matches that were due to be played this weekend.

“Faz Suspends League over Covid-19 Threat. Members advised to observe the Ministry of Health and WHO Guidelines,” Faz said.

The move was perhaps inevitable given that leagues around the world have been halted as countries come to terms with the impact of the deadly virus and its rapid spread.

There has been no indication yet of when the league might be up and running again.

Forest Rangers lead the league with 46 points from their 24 games, followed by Napsa Stars (45 from 25), Green Eagles (44 from 24), Nkana (43 from 24) and Zesco United (42 from 24).