Rest Mutore, Online Reporter
ZIMBABWE’S National Sports Stadium has been provisionally approved to host the World Cup qualifiers next month.
The Zimbabwe national football team – Warriors – host South Africa in their Group G 2022 World Cup qualifiers opening match between June 5 and 8.
There were fears that Zimbabwe will play the match on foreign soil after CAF raised the flag on the state of local stadia.
However, the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) communicated Tuesday that the giant stadium has been cleared by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host the forthcoming match.
“NSS has been provisionally homologated to host World Cup qualifiers . . .” posted Zifa on their Twitter handle.
CAF, however, warned ZIFA there are areas that need to be upgraded to avoid fines.
“. . . CAF encourages Zimbabwe to complete renovations in order to avoid fines that may arise from organisational & technical violations observed during the upcoming matches.
“Areas in need of upgrade include: Pitch condition, Seats for spectators, Toilets for spectators, Signage in & around the stadium, Dressing rooms floors, showers & toilets Offices floors CCTV Access controls Venue Operations Centre,” wrote Zifa.