Zimbabwe will not take part in the 2022 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup tournament set to be held in Durban, South Africa, next month.
COSAFA has announced that only Zimbabwe will not participate in the regional tournament due to their ongoing FIFA suspension. COSAFA said:
The regional championship will be contested for the 21st time having made its debut in 1997 and will this year feature 13 of the 14 COSAFA nations. Only Zimbabwe will be missing due to their ongoing FIFA suspension.
The draw is set to be held at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 14 June.
The tournament runs from 5-17 July and will again feature last year’s losing finalists Senegal as the guest nation.
CAF recently kicked Zimbabwe out of the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers because of the country’s suspension from international football by FIFA.