ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka
THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) raised over K350,000 from last Saturday’s 2019 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique.
FAZ vice-president Rix Mweemba said in an interview yesterday that K350,750 was raised from the match that Zambia lost 1-0 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
The national soccer governing body raised K2.2 million when the Chipolopolo hosted Nigeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier last October. The Super Eagles won 2-1.
“Our total expenditure was K678, 058 and our income was K350,750. We made a huge lose,” Mweemba said.
He said the association had anticipated to raise over K2 million.
“The support from our beloved fans in terms of stadium attendance was very poor. We expected people to turn up in numbers and fill the stadium like we used to witness during the 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations. This is why we anticipated to raise K2,148,100,” Mweemba said.
He is confident fans will turn up in numbers when Zambia hosts Algeria in the World Cup qualifier.