New Delhi: The friendly match between India and Zambia at Doha that had been scheduled on May 25 is not going to held. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced it today.
In a tweet posted today evening AIFF said, “Zambia FA calls off friendly with India due to non-availability of players.”
Zambia FA calls off friendly with India due to non-availability of players
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 13, 2022
“Three days after officially confirming their availability to play a friendly match against India, the Football Association of Zambia in a letter to Indian Football has informed that they “regret” they won’t be able to play the Friendly match against India in Doha which was supposed to be held on June 25,” AIFF wrote in its official page.
‘We regret to inform you that our efforts to secure our professional players for the friendly against India that was scheduled for 25th May 2022 against India has proved futile. Most of the players season ending matches are close to the scheduled date making it practically impossible to join camp,’ General Secretary Adrian Kashala wrote to the AIFF GS Mr. Kushal Das, the AIFF release also reads.
It was earlier on May 9 that the Zambia FA had officially confirmed their participation for the match which was supposed to be played in Doha on June 25.