Change Of Venue For Warriors AFCON Qualifiers Causes Public Outrage

Zimbabwe Soccer Supporters’ Association vice-chairman, Carl Marx Nkomo has said that football fans in Bulawayo are greatly disappointed by the Confederation of African Football’s decision to change the venue for Warriors AFCON qualifier match from Barbourfields, Bulawayo to the National Sports Stadium, Harare.

Zimbabwe was supposed to play Botswana in Bulawayo on the 15th of this month but the match has since been moved to Harare after the Bulawayo City Council failed to guarantee that Barbourfields Stadium’s floodlights are functioning properly.

Speaking to the Chronicle, the disappointed Nkomo said:

It’s really disappointing that Bulawayo football fans have to watch our national team in Harare all the time. After such a long time, we were ready to watch the boys play in Bulawayo, only to be shut out again at the 11th hour. Fans had made a date with this fixture, but we’ve now all been left disappointed again.

This is the second time for a match to be moved from Bulawayo to Harare after the Fifa World Cup preliminary match against Somalia was also moved to the capital.

More: The Chronicle


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