Football body fines Red Arrows K20,000, as team forfeits week 30 fixture to Muza FC


The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Disciplinary Committee has imposed a fine of K20,000 against Red Arrows.

The club has further forfeited the week 30 fixture to Muza FC by 0-3 score line.

According to a statement issued in Lusaka on Friday by FAZ Communications Manager, Sydney Mungala, the airmen have been given 72 hours to appeal the decision.

This follows the abandonment of the MTN Super League Week 30 match between Red Arrows and MUZA played at Nkoloma Stadium on April 22, 2023.

The FAZ Disciplinary Committee has ruled that Red Arrows failed to provide adequate security at the venue as the host team prompting the match officials to call off the match at half time.

Red Arrows were also found guilty of fanning the violent skirmishes that occurred between their club officials and their opponents.

Officials from both teams were invited to physically appear before the Disciplinary Committee alongside other expert witnesses.

According to the facts of the matter, the match officials called off the match at half time for the safety of the players, team officials and match officials.

The Committee said upon careful analysis and determination of the case through the evidence thereof, the committee is therefore satisfied from the evidence that Red Arrows FC through its security personnel caused the abandonment of the week 30 fixture.

Read More:Red Arrows deny allegations made by FC Muza, accuse opponents of seeking sympathy

In terms of Article 57 and Article 31 of the FAZ Disciplinary Code 2021 edition, Red Arrows FC is found guilty.

FAZ Acting General Secretary, Iva Lengwe, said the judicial bodies would clear all the outstanding cases before the final league matches of the season to avoid controversy.

Lengwe has commended the judicial bodies for working hard to clear outstanding cases throughout the season, saying timely disposal of cases will become even more critical as the season nears the end.

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