The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has revealed that FC Platinum will play their CAF Champions League group game against Orlando Pirates at Babourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.
ZIFA said that Mandava Stadium, FC Platinum’s home ground, does not meet requirements for the CAF Champions League group stage. The match will be played on January 11.
A statement from ZIFA read:
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The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) advises the football family that FC Platinum’s Total Champions League group match against Orlando Pirates will be played at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) advised ZIFA that FC Platinum’s traditional home ground, Mandava Stadium does not meet minimum requirements for this stage of Africa’s prestigious club competition.
The other stadium homologated by CAF to host group stage matches for inter-club competitions is the National Sports Stadium but FC Platinum selected Barbourfields stadium for convenience.
The match between FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates will be played on 12 January 2019.
CAF will conduct further inspections for Mandava stadium, Barbourfields stadium and National sports stadium going forward.
We wish FC Platinum all the best.