The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has approved the participation of the Warriors at the African Nations Championship (CHAN). There was confusion over how the team was to prepare since the government had imposed a 30-day lockdown that banned sports. Below is a statement by the Zimbabwe Football Association.
The Zimbabwe Football Association advises the nation that our application to proceed with participation at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) has been approved by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC).
This follows the government’s recent suspension of all sporting activities in a national effort to reduce the spread of covid-19.
The team is still in camp, self-isolating, after recording 15 positive tests for covid-19. Players and officials who tested positive on 28 December 2020 will be tested again on 10th January 2021.
We wish all those who tested positive a swift recovery.
The delegation departs for Cameroon on 13 January 2021.
ZIFA appeals to all stakeholders to remain vigilant in the face of a renewed covid-19 threat. Please observe all healthy and safety guidelines to keep everyone safe.
We wish our Warriors all the best and we hope they will prevail in Cameroon.
The Association would like to acknowledge and thank the SRC for swift processing of our request to keep our preparations for the important assignment on track.