Woodlands Stadium will host the prestigious Kitwe derby as opposed to the National Heroes stadium as earlier reported.

Nkana have confirmed the move of the biggest game in the land from Heroes to Woodlands Stadium. 

The record 13 time Zambia Super League Champions took to social media to confirm the development. 

Fans have been advised to buy tickets for the match early to avoid missing out given the small capacity of Woodlands Stadium. 

Kalampa have further announced that they will not sell tickets at the match venue. 

“Please note that there is a change of venue for the Sunday, November 12, 2023, Kitwe Derby, from the National Heroes Stadium as earlier stated, to our current official Home Ground, Woodlands Stadium.

Now, here’s the deal Woodlands Stadium, means fewer seats available, as the demand for tickets for this particular game is going to skyrocket. If you don’t want to miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness Kitwe Derby greatness live and up close, it’s time to act fast! We strongly encourage you to secure your tickets in advance to guarantee your spot at this extraordinary game. THERE WILL BE NO TICKET SALES AT THE STADIUM ON DERBY DAY!!!.”

“Be part of the exclusive group of passionate soccer fans who get to witness history unfold at the Woodlands Stadium, Kitwe Derby in Lusaka! Don’t wait until the last minute and risk disappointment. Head over to any ShopRite Store in the country and get your ticket at Computicket to secure your seats now!

Remember, the change of venue to Woodlands Stadium means limited seats are up for grabs. Get ahead of the game, secure your tickets in advance, and be part of the unforgettable atmosphere as we create memories that will last a lifetime! #TheKitweDerbyInLusaka #SpreadTheWord.”

The explosive fixture will be played on November 12, with kick off set to be at 15h00.

The Kitwe giants have been playing their home games at Woodlands Stadium because they were ordered to find a venue 60km from Wusakile by the FAZ Disciplinary Committee back in June.  

This follows crowd trouble in the 2-0 defeat to Power Dynamos in the Kitwe derby which saw the match halted for over 15 minutes after a female match official Nancy Kasitu and a police officer were hit by stones, and needed medical treatment.

The derby will be Nkanas last game away from Chilata as they will return to their stadium but without fans for three months. 

Tickets for the match have been pegged at  K350 for VIP, Grandstand tickets are going at K200 while Open Wing tickets are at K50.