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Faz announces 2013 season kick off

The 2013 football league season will kick off on February 23 with the Samuel “Zoom” Ndhlovu Charity Shield Competition.

The Charity Shield will be played in two phases – the semifinals to be on 23 February and the final on 9th March.

The league will then kick off on March 16.

The development was revealed in a circular sent out to all Faz Member Clubs and made available to fazfootball.com on 14th February.

“According to tradition the 2013 Faz/MTN Premier League will be preceded by the Samuel “Zoom” Ndhlovu Charity Shield Competition. The proceeds of this completion are always given the Head of State for donations to charities of his choice. This is the Zambian Football family’s contribution towards alleviating the sufferings of the less endowed people in our society,” read the circular.

The four teams to feature in the Charity Shield semi-finals are 2012 MTN/FAZ Super League champions Zanaco, 2012 Barclays Cup winners Napsa Stars, 2012 Charity Shield winners Power Dynamos and 2011 Charity Shield winners Zesco United.

The programme for the kick-off of the 2013 Football Season is as follows:

CHARITY SHIELD SEMI FINALS Saturday, 23rd February, Nkoloma Stadium

• SEMI FINAL 1: Power Dynamos vs Zesco United

• SEMI FINAL 2: Zanaco vs Napsa Stars



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