10 January 2016
THE Confederation of African Football are yet give Baobab Stadium in Ngezi the green light to host international matches.
CAF’s inspecting committee is expected in Zimbabwe to inspect the facility before a decision is made.
Ngezi chairman Jeremiah Gasiteni said they were keeping their fingers crossed.
“We registered our players in time and we have since written to CAF for the green light. We are hoping they will respond to us soon. We are ready for international football at Baobab but the decision is beyond our control. When we built the Stadium, it had facilities that suit international standards from the dressing rooms to the pitch. I am told that CAF will be sending inspectors and we are still waiting,” he said.
Ngezi Platinum will begin their CAF Confederation Cup campaign away against Pamplemousses of Mauritius before hosting the reverse fixture a week later.
If they manage to advance to the next stage, the Tonderai Ndiraya-coached side will play Recreativo do Libolo of Angola.
The 16 winners of the first round advance to the play-off round, where they are joined by the 16 losers of the Champions League first round.
The 16 winners of the play-off round advance to the group stage.
The preliminary round ties in the Confederation Cup will be played on the weekends of February 17-19‚ with the first round ties on the weekends of March 17-19.