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Nakamba "Disappointed" To Miss Out On AFCON Qualifiers


England-based Warriors midfield anchorman Marvelous Nakamba has expressed his frustration at Zimbabwe’s exclusion from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is currently suspended from international competitions by FIFA after the Zimbabwe Government, through the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), was deemed to have violated the world football governing body’s statutes by interfering in football matters.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a UNICEF press conference which was held in Harare on Tuesday ahead of the Day of the African Child commemorated on 16 June, Nakamba said:

It’s a question you should direct to people who are on that job. I think it’s disappointing for me and also for you and for everyone, but I don’t want to be in between and answering questions that (may get me into trouble).

The Hwange-born Aston Villa midfielder missed out on the last AFCON tournament in Cameroon due to injury.

Meanwhile, Nakamba, through his Marvelous Nakamba Foundation, will host a youth football tournament in Bulawayo this weekend.


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