The Confederation of African Football’s ban on Zimbabwe has attracted international media attention.
The Southern African country was barred from hosting upcoming international games after its stadiums failed to meet the required standards during an inspection conducted in November.
Two matches – the Afcon qualifier against Algeria and the U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier versus Ethiopia – were scheduled to take place at Bulawayo’s Barbourfields Stadium next month. But the action will now be moved elsewhere beyond the borders after the recent shocking developments.
This will be the first in the history of Zimbabwe to see national games hosted on foreign soil due to the poor state of local stadiums.