CAF Speaks On ZIFA's Request To Have The Zimbabwe-Algeria Match Played At Barbourfields
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said that it has already made a decision that the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match between Zimbabwe and Algeria will not be played in Zimbabwe due to stadia ban.
CAF also revealed that they have since fined the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) for late confirmation of the venue for the game.
Speaking to The Sunday Mail, CAF sources said:
CAF have already fined ZIFA US$4 000 for late confirmation of the venue for their home game. Although CAF are sending inspectors to Zimbabwe, those are for the possible certification of the National Sports Stadium and Barbourfields to host the World Cup qualifiers in October, and not for this month’s game.
Meanwhile, ZIFA is still working on Barbourfields in Bulawayo, the second-largest City in Zimbabwe, hoping “that something can still happen and we can have that game played in Bulawayo,” as CAF has previously allowed other countries with condemned stadia to host still.
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ZIFA says that they have provisionally requested to use South Africa’s Dobsonville stadium.