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Zimbabwe Expelled From 2023 AFCON Qualifiers

Zimbabwe Expelled From 2023 AFCON Qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has expelled Zimbabwe and Kenya from their respective groups ahead of the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

CAF made the drastic move after both nations failed to have their suspensions by FIFA lifted. Both Zimbabwe and Kenya were suspended by FIFA for political interference.

A statement issued by CAF on Monday, 23 May 2022, confirming Zimbabwe and Kenya’s expulsion from the qualifiers read:

As a consequence of having failed to have their suspensions by FIFA set aside, CAF has confirmed that both Kenya and Zimbabwe will not participate in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers.

The qualifiers will kick off on the first day of June 2022.

CAF had included them in the official draw earlier in April 2022 on condition that the suspension must be lifted two weeks before their first match day.

Kenya and Zimbabwe, suspended for political interference, have not yet met the criteria required by the FIFA Congress as a prerequisite for lifting their suspension. As a result:

Because of the suspension, the following will apply:

  • The two associations; Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)will be considered losers and eliminated from the competition.
  • Groups C and K will be composed only of three teams and the order of the matches will be maintained in accordance with the match schedule that has been communicated to the teams after the draw.
  • The first and runner-up teams of those groups will qualify for the final tournament.

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cool 1 month ago

hapana anozivawo here pamba felington kamambo tingopedza naye. he can't hold the country at ransom. totatadza kutamba bhora bcoz of him. selfish interests.

Chamatams 1 month ago

Chimusoro bhangu Kamambo afara chaizvo kuparadza bhora reZimbabwe. Anyway zvichapera. Hatidi kukuona futi pa dhuze ne ZIFA. Datya remunhu.

Jack Bauer 1 month ago

Its time up for kirsty...uchanzwa vamwe baba vachiti ma sanctions ipapo

Tkt 1 month ago

Zvese zvaitwa tazviona i still maintain kuti pasi nakamambo period. We need former players to lead us not business people

Bright 1 month ago

Yaaa ngavambomura bcz vanotiuraya nema bp vanhu ivava


Chamisa junior 1 month ago

Zim bhora rakadhakwa

De Bruyne 1 month ago

it's good for Zimbabwe cause everything is in taters look here in UK we play nice soccer I hope after the suspension you will be able to improve this is the time to put your house in order and don't forget to vote.

@one 1 month ago

U are welcome to send pounds my brother.

De Bruyne 1 month ago

Mr Brock is ok sir hwz zim can I send you pounds through Mukuru.

@one 1 month ago

@De Bruyne hw is your father Brock lesnar doing ?

De Bruyne 1 month ago

it's good for Zimbabwe cause everything is in taters look here in UK we play nice soccer I hope after the suspension you will be able to improve this is the time to put your house in order and don't forget to vote.

ndunge 1 month ago

muk wa asha wani boss we src kotii uyuo Coventry. hapana chanpxivchozikamwa worst wosrt minister eve

for cutting* 1 month ago

on their kidz*

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Thank you FIFA for our unnecessary expenses, Zimbabwe currently can't compete for any cup we dont have quality player 😀 some are pouring boiling water their kids nxxh if its true...

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

My personal observation is that corruption had creeped into our soccer administration. There are allegations against the current ZIFA. The ZIFA president a few others have appeared in court. Let us give them space to defend themselves in court. In the same breath SRC must quickly organise recognisable and acceptable ZIFA structures and take citizens back to their most favourable sport.


Vybz Kartel 1 month ago

Ndafara chaizvo bcoz soccer inongobhowa chaizvo...hapana chino fadza mhani kuwona vanhu vachi dzingirira chikumba cheround ⚽. Let me prepare to watch French Open 🎾 zvangu, izvo zveAFCON ndezve kupenga

parasite 1 month ago

Maybe south africa ingambo qualifier wo vatambura veduwe

parasite 1 month ago

yes they beat us but when was the last time they qualified to Afcon?.

Chris Jerico 1 month ago

Are u saying our warriors are better than sa?remember they beat us.

Tira 1 month ago

Unoti patinouraya economy tkakatarisa kuzoti bhora ummm

Mwakusha 1 month ago

And someone is celebrating talking about a longrun isina zvainozoburitsa.

Skirid Rebhara 1 month ago

We died for this country but chakanokorwa tsoka chinyika chacho

KDB 1 month ago

Vote for CCC••√
Mati zvaizodiii,zvanga zvripachena izvo,zvebhora hazvizj zvedu...

chikwama 1 month ago

getaweyi nebhora renyu,nxaaaa

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