Zambia U23 AFCON qualifier against Congo Brazzaville postponed to a later date
Zambia U23 AFCON qualifier against Congo Brazzaville postponed to a later date
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Zambia U23 AFCON qualifier against Congo Brazzaville postponed to a later date

The Zambia U23 national team crucial 2019 Egypt U23 AFCON qualifier against Congo Brazzaville scheduled for 5th June at the National Heroes Stadium has been moved to September.

According to a press statement from FAZ, The Continent Football governing body CAF wrote to the Association informing them of the postponement of the fixture.

"Following communication by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) wishes to inform the football family that the Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Zambia and Congo Brazzaville that was billed for June 5 will be played in September."

FAZ has however also written to CAF to move the first leg game forward to 31st August or September 1st.

"FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala said CAF had written to FAZ on the postponement of the qualifiers to September 5 and the Association has engaged the continental body on the possibility of hosting the home match on either August 31 or September 1."

The tickets already bought will remain valid with ticket sales continuing across Shoprite outlets across the country via Computicket. The winner over two legs will book a place at the Egypt U23 AFCON with top three teams at the tournament set to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.