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Diggers, KPF clash cancelled

DIGGERS’ Chilanzi Sikazwe (left) in a tussle with Chibuluma’s Hansen Chilombo during the National Rugby League Week Two match at Nkana West Rugby field in Kitwe on Saturday. Chibuluma won 16-12. PICTURE: MULWANDA LUPIYA.

THE Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) has postponed two Knock Out Cup quarter-final matches involving defending champions Diggers and Kitwe Playing Fields (KPF).
The postponement follows a complaint Chibuluma have lodged against the two clubs for the use of their players during the preliminary round fixtures last weekend.
‘Men at Work’ Diggers were rescheduled to face Konkola in
Chililabombwe while KPF were scheduled to travel to Lusaka to face fellow promoted side Green Buffaloes.
ZRU general secretary Francis Chitambo confirmed the postponement in Lusaka yesterday.
“Yes we have received a complaint from Chibuluma. We have to look at the evidence before us. The match returns and the referees will help us ascertain the truth. We can’t just act there and then.we have to hear from both sides,” Chitambo said.
The ZRU disciplinary committee headed by vice-president John Chibuye will sit this week to look into the matter.
The Kalulushi-based side is claiming that Diggers and KPF each fielded their players last Saturday.
Diggers overcame Ndola Wanderers 25-3 while KPF thumped Mufulira 45-7.
Other quarter-final clashes will see Chibuluma battling it out against Green Eagles in Kabwe while Nkwazi will welcome Roan, who progressed to the last eight as best losers.

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