Young Warriors fail to travel

The Zimbabwe Under 20 team is facing heavy sanctions from the Confederation of African Football after failing to travel to Angola to fulfil an Africa Youth Championship qualifier.

Sources at the Zimbabwe Football Association revealed that the football controlling body failed to raise the money required to travel resulting in the trip being aborted.

According to information obtained, the team was at Zifa House the whole day waiting to take off to Angola but were told by Zifa Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mashingaidze that they were no longer going.

The team had delayed departure on the assumption that they were going to leave late for fear of bad treatment in Angola but events on the ground suggested that there was no money for airfares.

Team manager Patrick Mutesva said it was saddening that the team was no longer going to fulfil the assignment adding that the players were devastated by the latest developments.

The Zimbabweans were hoping to overturn1-0 deficit having lost the first leg in Harare 1-0 two weeks ago.

The Young Warriors now face a four year ban from international football on top of a heavy fine on the Zimbabwe Football Association.

The Young Warriors were making a return to international football having been withdrawn from international competitions due to lack of funds.

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