The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has suspended the domestic League over fears around the coronavirus, officials confirmed.
In a short statement,FAZ confirmed having also postponed the Absa Cup matches that were due to be played this weekend.
“FAZ Suspends League over COVID-19 Threat. Members advised to observe Ministry of Health and WHO Guidelines,” FAZ said.
The move was perhaps inevitable given that leagues around the world have been halted as countries come to terms with the impact of the deadly virus and its rapid spread.
There has been no indication when the league might be up and running again.
Forest Rangers lead the league with 46 points from their 24 games, followed by NAPSA Stars (45 from 25), Green Eagles (44 from 24), Nkana (43 from 24) and Zesco United (42 from 24).
FAZ POSTPONES ABSA CUP DUE TO CORONA THREAT pic.twitter.com/CdK7URHFsW— FAZ (@FAZFootball) March 18, 2020