The two top leagues will resume next month following the announcement by the Republican President His Excellency Edgar C Lungu that football will resume next month.
The return to action will however be with strict observance to Health guidelines and the ZamFoot Crew understands, the fans will not be allowed in the match venues as the games will be played behind closed doors.
The Football Association of Zambia put their leagues on hold following increased spread of the Coronavirus back in March.
“Guidelines for all sports disciplines to follow as they consider reopening have been developed. They include the following but are not limited to guiding principles stipulated by the statutory instrument number 21 and 22 of 2020.
Guidelines for various sports disciplines that have been categorized as non-contact, semi-contact, and full contact.”
And three safeguards as outlined in the health guidelines for football at premier and national division one leagues and hence we believe that these leagues will resume action in July 2020 but of course with strict observance of health guidelines
“The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Child Development and Ministry of local government will be inspecting sports arenas to make sure that these are ready for action under the new normal.”
The Minister of Sports Emmanuel Mulenga and top FAZ officials have been having meetings to make come up with a perfect plan for the return of the league.
FAZ is expected to make an announcement on the date and actual plan for return to action. The ZamFoot Crew understands that the league will officially kick off in the second half of July but training could start as soon as next week.
When the league went on a break, Forest Rangers were leading the log 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).