Zimbabwe has been banned from using the National Sports Stadium by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the next two CAF sanctioned matches following a stampede which killed a fan.
ZIFA Communications and Competitions Manager, Xolisani Gwesela confirmed the development. In a statement, Gwesela said:
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Disciplinary Board, in terms of CAF Statutes & Regulations and Articles 82, 83.1 & 151 of the CAF Disciplinary Code, has resolved to ban our national teams from using the National Sports Stadium for the next two CAF sanctioned matches.
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The sanction arises from the crowd trouble which transpired at the National Sports Stadium on 24 March 2019 prior to the match between Zimbabwe and Congo.
Gwesela added that one match from the sanction will be suspended in the event that a similar incident does not occur at national team matches in the next 12 months. The ban means that the next national team match sanctioned by CAF will be played at another approved stadium.
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