Transitional League ABSA Cup to have different format
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) have revealed that the 2019 ABSA Cup (formerly Barclays Cup) will be shortened version as directed by the sponsors because of the short period of time.
In a press statement made available to Futaa Zambia, The Association said the 2019 ABSA Cup will start from the semi final stage with only four teams from the Super league participating.
"The Football Association of Zambia has unveiled the roadmap for the 2019 transitional league ABSA Cup format with top two teams in each stream of the Super Division playing in the semi-finals.
Given the limited window before transiting to the 2019/2020 season FAZ and ABSA Bank formerly Barclays who are the sponsors have opted for a shortened format to fit the time frame."
The semi-finals will be held on June 15 while the final will be on June 22 at venues yet to be advised. This format will only apply in the transitional season while the 2019/2020 competition will have six Super Division teams and two National Division One clubs.