Sports Minister Elvis Nkandu says the ministry is now engaging the ministry of health to have fans back at the stadium
Mr. Nkandu said in an interview that with the Covid 19 pandemic reduction in the country, there was the need to have Zambia removed from the red zone lists.
He said Zambia did not only miss fans at the stadium but also missed out on having England-based duo of Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu to join the national team during the two-nil loss to Tunisia in Ndola because Zambia has been placed on the red zone Covid 19 list.
Mr. Nkandu added that it was the past government’s fault that Zambia was placed on the red zone list because they were inflating the positive covid figures to get more donor funding.
“The pandemic has gone down so we need to be removed from that red zone and the fans will be back at the stadium. So, it’s incumbent upon us as a Ministry to engage the Ministry of health on how this can be done. But very soon we will have fans back in the stadium because talks have already started.”