ZIFA president, Felton Kamambo said that the Warriors will play South Africa’s Bafana Bafana on May 26, and Nigeria on a date to be confirmed in international friendlies.
The matches will be played ahead of the 2019 AFCON finals to be played in Egypt.
Speaking to The Herald, Kamambo said that he cannot talk about the Warriors-Nigeria friendly since there are some contractual issues that are yet to be ironed out. Said Kamambo:
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We are serious in our preparations for the Afcon tournament and we have quite a number of plans in place, some that I cannot talk about at the moment because of contractual agreements that first have to be met before going public.
In terms of serious friendly matches, we actually have one against South Africa that we hope will come to fruition because plans are at an advanced stage.
This is part of a joint send-off ceremony that we hope to have together with the South Africa national team that is also going to Afcon finals.
A friendly match between the two teams will be played on the 26th of May the next day after the send-off ceremony slated for the 25th. We intend to have a friendly match here, but it is yet to be finalised.
We will also go to Nigeria where we intend to play a game in Nigeria, but that is yet to be confirmed. We are still working on contractual agreements.
I think we will play three serious friendly matches that will afford the coaches a chance to fine-tune their squad ahead of the tournament.