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CAF Excludes Zimbabwe From Inter-club Competitions

CAF Excludes Zimbabwe From Inter-club Competitions

Zimbabwe has been barred from participating in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) inter-club competitions in the 2022/23 season.

CAF excluded Zimbabwean teams from the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup draws held in Cairo, Egypt on Monday.

The development comes after the Sports and Recreational Commission (SRC) failed to meet FIFA conditions for the world football governing body to overturn Zimbabwe’s suspension from international tournaments.

Zimbabwe has already been barred from participating in the AFCON, CHAN and COSAFA Cup tournaments following the suspension.

The first round of CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup matches will take place between September 9 and September 18, while the second round matches are set for October 7 till October 16.

FIFA suspended Zimbabwe from international football early this year after the SRC suspended the Felton Kamambo-led ZIFA board in November last year in violation of FIFA statutes that prohibit third-party interference.

FIFA has since directed the SRC to reinstate the suspended board for the world football governing board to lift the suspension on Zimbabwe.

However, SRC says it is not bothered by the suspension but will continue to implement what it calls long-term reforms to clean up local football.

More: ZBC News

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18 Comments

ūüéĪ‚ö™ 1¬†month ago

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Fred 1 month ago

Meanwhile Gerald Mlotshwa, Gift Banda and other fools think they are getting somewhere with ZIFA


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

Zvadirwa jecha. The SRC/EDs son-in-law made arbitrary & self centered decisions out of greed and malice. They were salivating while planning to allocate themselves generous per-diems, hefty travel allowances in US dollars & first class flights around Africa. Some were hoping to get super rich by looting FIFA funds and fixing matches like Henrietta Rushwaya. Leo Mugabe & Phillip Chiyangwa. Now zvadhakwa.

Political interference by relatives of Presidents has always destroyed Zimbabwean Soccer. Even after 2023, it won't be easy for Zim to get readmitted by FIFA & CAF. The same bogus individuals who created the mess & defied FIFA will still be at the helm of ZIFA. They can bully Felton Kamambo & use their political muscle, but FIFA & CAF are a different story.

They can recognise Banda & his cohorts but CAF & FIFA will not. They empower Mwonzora & buy POLAD twin cabs for their political pets, but the citizens & the international community will reject them. Ngaangene Hake Munyamata. (NHM).

dispenser 1 month ago

This is so pathetic , when out of desperation yu consider politicizing everything inorder to force people to like yu. The reason I always doubt credentials of these beasts. Yu can't reform neither realize a mistake . Don't yu know e solution to love is doing good ,so is repentance


Sanctions everywhere 1 month ago

With ZANU we have challenges, Zim will remain a pariah state. Wht happned to the policy of re engagement.

Commonwealth -Zim withdrew
FIFA -Zim suspended
CAF. - Zim suspended
COSAFA. - Obviously same story
IMF. - no lending to Zim
World bank. - no lending to Zim
EU bank. - no lending to Zim
The list is endless
Then you hear someone saying Zim is open for business


jj 1 month ago

ngaapinde haake mkomama simple

Gamba 1 month ago

Pfungwa dzevakuru dzaneta hachaziva zvekuita pakuda vapfanha madhara nganozorora

Sanctions everywhere 1 month ago

With ZANU we have challenges, Zim will remain a pariah state. Wht happned to the policy of re engagement.

Commonwealth -Zim withdrew
FIFA -Zim suspended
CAF. - Zim suspended
COSAFA. - Obviously same story
IMF. - no lending to Zim
World bank. - no lending to Zim
EU bank. - no lending to Zim
The list is endless
Then you hear someone saying Zim is open for business


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ACB 1 month ago

This ban is necessary because where will the clubs play these games as even Rufaro stadium is not fit enough to host even local games!!!! all stadiums in Zimbabwe are banned from hosting international football .


Dd 1 month ago

With all brave zimbas we cant defend our football sovereignty in the international arena .. kudzingwa sembwa yaba mazai.. Nokuda kwekutya kugamuchira chokwadi


dispenser 1 month ago

Don't yu think all clubs and sporting fraternity locally have to come together and denounce e SRC and their imposed zifa executive .If it mean playing money games with other clubs it cld be better. Either if they chose a private board wc did not comprise zifa. that it run, cld it be as a third patty " All operations of sporting activities in this country".


zizi 1 month ago

its really sad for the guys who survive on their God given talents this SRC thing have no heart at all


Chimbwido 1 month ago

Zanu-PF yatotiuraira bhora under the name SRC takatarisa vana veZimbabwe apa team yedu ndipo payanga yava nePotential everyone on this platform agrees with me.


Greyhora 1 month ago

zanu yakakupinda mumongo iwe handiti? Saka kubanniwa kutamba zviriko here izvozvo

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

@Chimbwido, I don't agree with you - speak for yourself !! Everyone is entitled to his / or her views, please stop the "everyone on this platform agrees with me....." thing. I personally support SRC stance on Felton Little King (Kamambo). At some point, (future) events will overtake the FIFA imposed sanctions paving way for ZIFA to be readmitted on the international football arena naturally. Remain calm, nature shall take its course......

Gwedu 1 month ago

We need ban in international politics, Zimbabwe must be declared no country, those who once colonize it just take back responsibility. We need to start again fighting and liberate ourselves. We are seek and tired in this poverty led by ferocious heartless ****s


ZDF 1 month ago

Don't worry guys we can still arrange international friendly like the one we had with Botswana we can just call you zdf select


the Zebra 1 month ago

what s so special about this Banda , How many families have been disadvantaged because of his imposition Ku Zifa , let's just do the honourable and obey FIFA rules this won't take us anywhere



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