3 September 2019 – The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has called off the scheduled friendly international match between Chipolopolo and Bafana Bafana that was scheduled for this coming Saturday, citing prevailing security situation in South Africa.

In a statement, FAZ wrote: “The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) regrets to inform members of the public that the international friendly match between Zambia and South Africa that was scheduled for National Heroes Stadium on Saturday, 7 September 2019 has been called off in view of the prevailing security concerns in South Africa.

“FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala has relayed the message to the South African Football Association (SAFA) about the decision,” read the FAZ’s brief statement.

Meanwhile, since learning of the cancellation of the match on Tuesday, SAFA began efforts to find a late replacement for Saturday’s match and are currently talking to one COSAFA country which has shown interest.