Zimbabwe to continue playing home games in foreign countries, as stadia crisis persists

by | Mar 26, 2024 | Sports | 0 comments

Tafadzwa Nyikadzino

The Zimbabwe National Soccer Team (Warriors) are set to continue playing their home games in foreign nations because the country does not have an approved Stadium to host international matches.

The development will see the Warriors playing their next World Cup qualifiers on foreign soil. Dynamos F.C and Ngezi Platinum Stars are also going to be affected as they will play in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) club tournament.

Currently,  Zimbabwe does not have a stadium that is fit to host international games. The National Sports Stadium and Rufaro Stadium were both banned for failing to meet international standards.

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) recently held a stakeholder engagement meeting in Bulawayo where the Normalisation Committee Chairperson , Lincoln Mutasa said they are working on plan B to host the matches in neighbouring countries.

“We are in a serious crisis given the time frames. We have since started finding an alternative venue and we will inform the nation on the outcome. Most of the facilities are council owned and given council problems, it will be difficulty to see local authorities give priority to stadium facilities, hence we have advised local teams to reach out to councils and acquire land for stadium construction,” Mutasa said.

Zimbabwe has already played two of its opening World Cup qualifiers against Rwanda and Nigeria at Huye stadium in Rwanda.


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