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Mighty Warriors To Play Home AWCON Qualifier In Empty Stadium

Mighty Warriors To Play Home AWCON Qualifier In Empty Stadium

The Mighty Warriors will host Botswana in next week’s Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifiers in an empty stadium after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) rejected Zimbabwe’s request to let in supporters.

The match will be played at National Sports Stadium as it is the only stadium in the country provisionally certified by CAF in Zimbabwe to host international matches.

Some national teams have been given permission by CAF to allow a limited number of fully vaccinated supporters during the senior men’s World Cup matches.

However, the National Sports Stadium is yet to meet the continental body’s requirements, which include, among other things, having buckets seats and electronic access controls.

Zimbabwe hosts Botswana next Friday and then travel to Francistown for the reverse leg on 23 February.

The winner of the two legs qualifies for the Africa Women Cup of Nations finals to be held in Morocco in July.

Mighty Warriors coach Sithetheliwe Sibanda lamented the inactivity of the local league due to COVID-19 which has negatively impacted the fitness of the squad. She said:

We should be ready even if we are not going to be 100 per cent fit. We should be ready for the match.

The inactivity really is doing us no good. But if it’s the state of the affairs because of Covid-19 what can we do?

This is what is there but we hope one day something will happen in women’s football.

If it’s not the league, at least we could even have some tournaments to keep the players active so that when they come to the national team they are in a better shape.

The local league has been suspended since 2020 when COVID-19 was first detected in Zimbabwe.

More: The Herald


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9 Comments

Tkt 3 months ago

NSS is owned by the STATE no Harare City Council, so do i think


Gaffer ✪ω✪ 3 months ago

I think i now agree with @Biti and @Mliswa. Our current minister of sport is the worst minister in the history of governance.


taps 3 months ago

minister ndewe sports ka so anofanirwa ku engager ma local authorities acho and look for partners to revamp and renovate these stadiums kwete kungogara chete


Magaro 3 months ago

Haa vanotambiraaa mumunda imomo


BOSS S 3 months ago

might worriors are better than Zimbabwe Worriors


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Sir Che Guevara🇿🇼 3 months ago

responsible minister must act on revamping national stadium as soon as possible so that we can support our national team and She must also partner with local gvt to renovate other stadiums


ngorima mushava 3 months ago

she must ? i think the National Stadium falls under the Local Gvt or public works ministry...
most of the stadiums in Zimbabwe are owned by local authorities (councils)

Bright 3 months ago

Ahasi under local government her ko cirst apinda papi apa

Bright 3 months ago

Go might go



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