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Zambia Women Football Club Suspended After Attack On Referee

Zambia’s Nkana Queens were suspended from country’s football federation on Monday after accusations of its players attacked a match referee in their 1-0 loss to ZISD Women FC.

Viral social media videos showed Queens players descending upon the centre referee and her assistants after the end of their Zambia Women Super League match played at Old Independence Stadium on Sunday.

Queens players were reportedly not impressed with the performance of the officials which resulted into attack.

“The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has provisionally suspended Nkana Queens Football Club from the league following violent incidences over the weekend during the team’s match against Zambia Institute for Social Development,” the Zambian FA announced in a statement.

FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala condemned the attack saying that his organization does not entertain hooliganism and that a step will be taken against the players involved.

“We do not condone hooliganism at any level in the game and we will deal with it decisively. The suspension will remain in effect until the disciplinary process has been exhausted,” said Kashala.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Violence at any level in the game must be weeded out. Some of the aggressive activities in the footage border on matters beyond football.[/perfectpullquote]

“Football is a rule-based game, and everyone involved must at all times embrace fair play and respect the rules.”

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