Zim gets a chance

ZIMBABWEAN soccer players based locally have been given a chance to rub shoulders with other African players plying their trade in their homelands after CAF agreed to enter another nine countries that had failed to register for the 1st edition of the African Nation's championships to be held in Cote D'Ivoire next year.

After having been left out of the draw for the 1st African Nations championships held on February 24, Zimbabwe and nine other African nations have been given a lifeline after CAF agreed to have them registered for the tournament well after the deadline.

Following the latest development CAF has since advised its secretariat to amend the fixtures to accommodate the ten associations.

The 10 countries that have been accepted are Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe from the southern zone, Gambia from the western A zone, Ghana and Togo from zone west B and Kenya and Eritrea from the central east zone.

According to the initial draw only five nations from the southern zone namely South Africa, Botswana, Mauritius Angola and Namibia had entered for the competition.

After the omission of a number of countries from the draw CAF had given the reason that most associations including ZIFA had failed to submit the required forms to the continental soccer controlling body.

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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