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CAF grants Zimbabwe last chance to host Ethiopia in Harare


Confederation of African Football (CAF) has granted Zimbabwe one last chance to host Ethiopia at National Sports Stadium (NSS) in Harare next month in the World Cup qualifiers.

Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has confirmed the development via its tweeter handle.

CAF has said the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier vs Ethiopia will be the Warriors’ last match at NSS unless the stadium is renovated to meet required standards. Outstanding issues include bucket seats & electronic turnstiles,” Zifa tweeted.

Zimbabwe host Ethiopia and travel to South Africa in November for the Group G dead runners between November 11 and 16 2021.

The latest position follows a visit to Zimbabwe of CAF stadium inspector Tshegofatso Moiloa who assessed NSS.

Last week, Zifa said the prospect of the Warriors hosting Ethiopia in Harare hinged on the forthcoming inspection.

Elsewhere, CAF banned several nations such as Malawi, Mozambique and Namibia from hosting World Cup qualifying matches at home due to the state of playing venues.

Malawi and Namibia are hosting matches at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, whereas Mozambique have made Morocco their home base.

Zimbabwe host Ethiopia and travel to South Africa in November for the Group G dead runners between November 11 and 16 2021.

Ethiopia and Zimbabwe are out of the running as they have three points and one point with each two games remaining.

South Africa moved to 10 points on the group log table, one point ahead of Ghana who saw off Zimbabwe 1-0 in an earlier match on Tuesday afternoon in Harare.





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