FIFA World Cup Qualifier:Revised Kick-Off Time for Zambia vs Tanzania Match

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The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has made an official announcement regarding a significant change in the kick-off time for the highly anticipated 2026 FIFA World Cup match between Zambia and Tanzania. The match was initially scheduled to commence at 15h00, but FAZ has now confirmed that it will kick off at 18h00 instead.

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Secret behind kickoff adjustment

The decision to adjust the kick-off time was made following extensive consultations with key stakeholders, including FIFA, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the Tanzania Football Federation. This collaborative effort underscores the commitment of all parties involved to ensure the smooth running of the upcoming fixture and to accommodate various considerations.

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Such alterations in kick-off times for international matches are not uncommon, as they are often subject to logistical, operational, and broadcasting-related factors. The rescheduling of the Zambia vs Tanzania match to a later time slot reflects the flexibility and adaptability of football organizations in responding to dynamic circumstances and prioritizing the interests of players, fans, and other stakeholders.

Untampered ticket price

FAZ general secretary Reuben Kamanga assured fans that ticket prices remain unchanged and the change in kick-off time will allow as many fans as possible to watch the Chipolopolo on Tuesday, 11 June.

“We are alive to the fact that thousands of fans want to watch the game and this change will accommodate even those that would have had a busy day at the office or various working destinations to watch the team as we feel that 18h00 is good enough a time for fans to see the Chipolopolo,” Kamanga said.

“We have put the 2-1 loss to Morocco on Friday (evening) behind us and we believe the Chipolopolo can bounce back to winning ways, of course with the support of you the fans and our various stakeholders.”

Ticket sales points

Tickets are available at K20 early birds, North and South K30, East K50, K150 West and K500 VIP in all Shoprite stores countrywide via CompuTicket.

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The FAZ’s proactive communication regarding this time change serves as a demonstration of transparency and efficiency in managing such adjustments. By promptly informing its members and stakeholders about the revised kick-off time, FAZ has demonstrated its commitment to enhancing transparency and ensuring that all parties concerned are well-informed and prepared for the upcoming World Cup clash.

As excitement builds for this crucial World Cup encounter, fans, players, and officials can now make the necessary adjustments to their schedules in anticipation of the match kicking off at 18h00. This update ensures that everyone involved can adequately plan and prepare for the event, contributing to the overall success and impact of the fixture on the global football stage.

With both Zambia and Tanzania eager to showcase their talent and compete on the world stage, this fixture promises to be an enthralling display of African football prowess. The revised kick-off time only adds to the anticipation and intrigue surrounding this World Cup qualifying match, further underscoring the significance of effective communication and cooperation among football associations and governing bodies.

The FAZ’s announcement of the adjusted kick-off time for the Zambia vs Tanzania 2026 FIFA World Cup match exemplifies the importance of collaboration, communication, and flexibility in organizing international football fixtures. By working closely with relevant stakeholders, FAZ has successfully navigated changes to ensure a seamless and well-coordinated event that will captivate fans and showcase the best of African football on the global stage.

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