National Sports Stadium has been granted temporary approval to host the Warriors’ World Cup qualifier against South Africa early next month, and subsequent matches against Ghana and Ethiopia.
The Confederation of African Football made the decision based on the visual and textual inspection reports transmitted Cairo by the Zimbabwe Football Association on 25 April.
CAF exhorted the association and the stadium authorities to intensify work on all areas that require upgrades in order for the stadium to meet required standards.
These include the pitch condition, spectator seating area, access controls, dressing room floors and sanitary facilities, floodlights, general outlook of the stadium, spectator sanitary facilities and signage around the stadium.
CAF warned that organisational and technical infractions noted during our home match will attract financial sanctions. ZIFA was fined USD 2,000 for the absence of bucket seats and the stadium’s uncleanliness during the Warriors’ final Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Zambia on 29 March.