World soccer governing body FIFA has dismissed reports in Zambia that Chipolopolo has been awarded three points after it complained Sudan used an ineligible player in a Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier.
Fans in Zambia Friday afternoon went agog when rumors circulated that Chipolopolo had been awarded three points.
The internet was awash with understandable congratulatory and celebratory messages from various individuals and apparently established media houses that Zambia had leaped to top Group D with six points which was albeit based on unconfirmed reports.
FIFA has not made a decision in the matter involving Zambia versus Sudan played on June 2 in relation to the use of Saed Ali.
FIFA has stated that it may be in a position to give a make a statement regarding the outcome of the Sudan versus Zambia disciplinary issue next week.
“The information you send as of this afternoon is not correct. We are not in a position to comment further for the moment, but hope to have more information perhaps later next week,” the FIFA media department told bolayathu in response to a query.