Zesco United will begin their FAZ Super League title defence against Red Arrows at home in September.
The 2021/2022 FAZ Super League season will begin on September 11.
However, due to their continental duties over the weekend of September 11, Zesco and Arrows will have to wait at least another four days before beginning their league season.
Zesco will play Royal Leopards in the CAF Champions League away at Eswatini.
Arrows also have a CAF Confederation Cup match against Eswatini opponents that weekend when they play Young Buffaloes in Lusaka.
Two other Week One matches have also been rescheduled due to continental commitments.
One of them involves CAF Champions League envoys and last season’s league runners-up Zanaco’s visit to promoted Kansanshi Dynamos in Solwezi.
Zanaco will be away in Equatorial Guinea to play Akonangui.
Kabwe Warriors’ Week One visit to Indeni will also be delayed as they will be in Madagascar to play CFFA in a CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round date.
Meanwhile, the continental envoys absence will not dilute the value of Week One.
Record 13-time Zambian champions Nkana begin their battle for revival with a tricky home fixture against their perennial nemesis Nkwazi.
Nkana survived relegation on the last day of the 2020/2021 season.
And Nkana’s arch-foes Power Dynamos are on the road when they make their first league trip to Chililabombwe since 2015 to play promoted Konkola Blades at Konkola Stadium.
However, the Kitwe derby is a long way off in Week 16 when Nkana hosts Power on December 11.
2021/2022 FAZ SUPER LEAGUE
Prison Leopards-Forest Rangers
Konkola Blades-Power Dynamos
Green Buffaloes-Lusaka Dynamos
Zesco United-Red Arrows