Zim’s National Sports Stadium gets CAF nod to host Bafana

29 Jul, 2021 - 17:07 0 Views
Zim’s National Sports Stadium gets CAF nod to host Bafana Zimbabwe's National Sports Stadium has been cleared to host next month's World Cup qualifier


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ZIFA has been granted a provisional clearance by CAF to have the Warriors’ World Cup qualifier against South Africa played at the National Sports Stadium in September.

The country’s football governing body has, however, been warned address some areas of concern and risks being fined if not improved.

“National Sports Stadium has been temporarily approved to host upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

“CAF has encouraged Zimbabwe to address outstanding issues on: pitch condition, Sanitary facilities, Access controls.

“CAF will fine ZIFA if any breaches are noted during games,” said Zifa in a statement on Thursday.

Zifa had submitted documentation for the continental body to make a determination on whether the stadium is fit to host international matches.

The country’s giant stadium and others around the country were at one deemed not fit to host international matches by CAF.

It took the interference of government through the Sports Ministry to fast-track some of the renovations when football was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Warriors are drawn in the same group with South Africa, Ethiopia and Ghana and they begin the campaign with a Limpopo battle.


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