Appeals Committee overturns decision to award Zanaco points for an unplayed match with Forest Rangers

By Aaron Mubanga Jnr | August 7, 2020

The Appeals Committee has overturned the decision by the Disciplinary Committee to award Zanaco three points and a 3-0 score line for their un-played match with Forest Rangers on July 18, 2020.

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) confirmed the development in a press statement by Communications manager Sydney Mungala availed to the ZamFoot Crew.

The Appeals Committee ordered that the game be replayed and that it is considered when the final league standings are compiled.

“Following The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Appeals Committee has overturned the decision by the Disciplinary Committee to award Zanaco three points and a 3-0 score line for their un-played match with Forest Rangers on July 18, 2020.

According to a judgment delivered by the Appeals Committee, the decision by the Disciplinary Committee has been set aside freezing out the trophy handover ceremony that was set for today (August 6, 2020).


Forest Rangers appealed the decision that awarded points to Zanaco.”

The Appeals Committee, having considered all the written evidence adduced by yourselves (Forest Rangers) and the ruling of the Disciplinary Committee was of the view that your appeal against the ruling has merit and therefore upheld. Your appeal is upheld and the decision of the Disciplinary Committee is set aside. Therefore the game between yourselves and Zanaco Football Club must be replayed and the result of the match be taken into account when the final league standings are compiled.

The decision means Nkana could not be crowned Champions today and will have to wait for Forest Rangers to play Zanaco and hope Zanaco avoid defeat in the match.

Zanaco and Forest Rangers will go head to head on Sunday, August 9th at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium to decide who will be crowned Champions of the 2019/2020 MTN/FAZ Super League.

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