Young Green Eagles vs Nkana
3-1 in favor of the eaglets it ended and Nkana shift focus to Sunset on Wednesday where they will play ZANACO.
(For Immediate Release)
Football Association of Zambia
Football House, Lusaka
27th June 2021
The FAZ Player Status Committee has overturned the result of the Week 32 match between Young Green Eagles Football Club and Nkana Football Club after the latter lodged a protest over the home team’s alleged use an ineligible player who was serving a Red Card suspension.
Young Green Eagles won the match 3-2 at Khosa Stadium.
Prior to the match, FAZ secretariat had waived the suspension and instead fined Young Green Eagles K5,000.00 which the club paid. Young Green Eagles had their eligible goalkeepers injured while another was on national duty with the Chipolopolo. Young Green Eagles requested for a waiver and were granted to field the suspended player who sat on the bench during the fixture.
However, the Player Status Committee Chaired by Lusaka Lawyer and former FAZ Executive Committee member Lombe Mbalashi and deputised by FAZ Copperbelt Chairman and Executive Committee member Patrick Ndhlovu overturned the decision.
The committee further awarded the game to Nkana with a 3-0 score line.
According to a verdict by the Player Status Committee, the use of an ineligible player by Young Green Eagles in the match against Nkana was against the rules.
This means that Nkana move to 44 points before the final game against demoted NAPSA Stars Football club and Young Green Eagles Football Club move down from 42 points to 39 points before their game against Lusaka Dynamos Football Club.
“The Player Status Committee has considered the evidence presented and rules that Nkana’s complaint has merit, and it has been accepted. The committee has made the following decision,” reads the verdict from the committee.
“That the committee has overturned the outcome of the game by directing those three (3) points be awarded to Nkana FC with a three-nil score-line.”
Young Green Eagles has been given 14 days to appeal the decision.