The latest statement of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) shows it is possible the international home matches of Zimbabwe would have to be played outside the country as only one the Barbourfields stadium in Bulawayo has been approved.
“Following CAF stadium inspections last month, Mandava stadium and NSS failed to meet minimum requirements to host CAF matches,” the statement read. “Consequently, they have been removed from the list of homologated stadiums. CAF has also exceptionally authorised BF to host CAF matches.”
The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) confirmed the development disclosing that the experts had discovered most local football grounds had poor drainage, were not level and their media centres and floodlights were in a deteriorated state.