Zimbabwe vs SA indoor soccer qualifier moved to Joburg

In an unprecedented move, Zimbabwe’s indoor football team will play its FIFA Futsal World Cup ‘home’ qualifier against South Africa in Johannesburg.

South African Football Association officials confirmed tomorrow evening’s match, which is the return leg, will no longer be played in Harare after a request by the Zimbabwe Football Association.

“The second leg will return to the Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 19 May 2012 following a request from Zimbabwe who is still renovating their pitch,” SAFA said.

Zimbabwe, who are trailing their neighbours 4-2 after a defeat a fortnight ago at the same venue, are already in South Africa having arrived on Friday.

Kick-off is at 18h00.

South Africa’s hopes are pinned on dangerman Gift Mashaba who scored a brace. Zimbabwe on the other hand will rely on the scoring prowess of Bernard Chipurura who was nightmare for the South African in the first leg.

The overall winner will face Libya in the final round of the qualifiers set for next month on the weekend of 8 – 10 June 2012.

Only three African countries will represent the continent at the seventh edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup scheduled to take place in Thailand in November.

Zimbabwe played in the inaugural tournament, an indoor version of football, in 1989.

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