In a shocking development in Zambian football, the FAZ disciplinary committee has dealt a heavy blow to Mufulira Wanderers, deducting three crucial points and three goals from their season tally.
It is alleged that Wanderers breached the rules of the game by using six substitutes instead of the allowed five during their week 21 encounter against City of Lusaka, which was played at the historic Shinde Stadium in Mufulira.
The news of this penalty has sent shockwaves through the Zambian football community, with fans and pundits alike expressing their dismay at the decision.
Mufulira Wanderers, one of the oldest and most respected clubs in the country, now find themselves in a precarious position in the league standings, with their hopes of a successful season hanging in the balance.
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The fallout from this controversy is sure to be felt for weeks and months to come, as fans and players alike grapple with the ramifications of this unprecedented decision.
With the race for the title heating up, every point and every goal counts, and Mufulira Wanderers will have to fight tooth and nail to make up for the loss of three crucial points and three goals.