FAZ has warned clubs of stern action if they fail to provide a conducive environment by allowing unruly fans to become violent and using abusive language in stadiums.
Club licensing manager Erick Mwanza said the association sent a circular to all clubs on Tuesday to ensure that there was maximum security at stadiums. Mwanza said that they had received reports of individuals that used vulger language at Woodlands Stadium last Sunday, making the football fans uncomfortable.
“It is the responsibility of the home teams to provide an enabling environment to all stakeholders that come to watch games. We cannot be subjecting our people to abusive language like it was last Sunday at Woodlands Stadium. We will unleash stiffer penalties on clubs that will make football environment not conducive,” he said.
He said the disciplinary committee will tomorrow convene to look at the abandonment of the week 19 MTN/FAZ Super League match between Mufulira Wanderers and ZESCO United on Saturday at Shinde Stadium. He said referee Gladys Lengwe and the two teams had already submitted their reports to the disciplinary committee.
“It is unfortunate that we can have a game involving two big teams abandoned. This should not continue at any level of football. The committee will sit on Friday and I am very positive that they will come up with a fair decision,” he said.
And Konkola Blades have been severely warned and charged K2,500 over the brief abandonment of the week 16 match against Mufulira Wanderers at Konkola Stadium.
Power Dynamos was also fined the same penalty after their rescheduled week 14 game against ZESCO United was briefly halted at Arthur Davis Stadium in Kitwe.