The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has expressed hope that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) may reverse its decision to ban Barbourfields Stadium from hosting international matches.
Speaking after a four-hour meeting between ZIFA and Bulawayo City Council officials on Wednesday, ZIFA communications and competitions manager Xolisani Gwesela:
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We are delighted by the commitment and maximum cooperation from the City of Bulawayo. They presented to the meeting areas which they are committed to addressing in the immediate future and those that can be long term projects like the structural and architectural things.
Their commitment has given us hope that this decision might be reversed, but we need a letter of that commitment from them.
However, I must hasten to say that this is no longer a Zifa or City of Bulawayo baby, but every patriotic Zimbabwean, including central government.
Reports claim that CAF decided to ban Barbourfields Stadium from hosting international matches after a visiting Algerian advance party reportedly complained about the size of Barbourfields Stadium’s dressing rooms.