The Confederation of African Football yesterday finally bowed to pressure and postponed the 2021 AFCON qualifiers set for this month amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
The CAF leaders this week had given the hint the matches would go ahead as scheduled but, with more countries reporting new cases of coronavirus, they were left with no option but to postpone the matches.
This means that Zimbabwe’s back-to-back qualifiers against Algeria will not be played this month. It’s also a relief to ZIFA, who had been struggling to find a home for the Warriors to host Algeria, after CAF placed a blanket ban on all the local stadiums from hosting international matches.
The new developments, given that the next international break will be in June, provide the country with a chance to work on both the National Sports Stadium and Barbour