ZIFA is reportedly confident that the AFCON Qualifiers between Algeria and Zimbabwe will be played at home after Africa’s football administration body CAF wrote to ZIFA requesting for a progress report on local stadia before making a decision to allow international football to be played on Zimbabwean soil, Sunday News reports.
This was revealed by ZIFA Spokersperson Xolisani Gwesela after touring Barbourfields Stadium with First Instance Body Member Gladmore Muzambi. Gwesela said:
We have been requested by Caf to re-inspect ahead of the upcoming Afcon qualifier match against Algeria. Caf basically want to assess what progress has been done since the last inspection visit before they make a decision whether to allow us to host the match.
It is our considered opinion that Government and the Sport Recreation Commission have done very well to ensure that the two facilities are spruced up, notably the National Sports Stadium
CAF earlier this year condemned all of Zimbabwe stadia and said they were not fit to host any international football matches and the match between Algeria and Zimbabwe was supposed to be played on foreign soil.
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