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Cuthbert Dube @ SS com

ZIFA hoping to have Egypt game moved



Despite efforts by the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) to have the 26 March World Cup qualifier against Egypt moved from Alexandria in Egypt to a neutral venue, Caf is yet to answer the association.

This means that Warriors will have to go and play in Egypt – though Zifa feel that the national team will not be safe playing in Egypt and mainly in Alexandria.

Zifa wrote to Caf to have the game moved to another country citing the political crisis in Egypt as a threat to the Warriors, who will be travelling there.

Zifa President Cuthbert Dube said it is unfortunate that Caf have not seen the clear reasons why Zifa doesn’t want the game played in Egypt.

He said everyone who follows news knows that there is unrest in Egypt which anyone would be scared of, and that’s why they were asking for a neutral venue.

“If you look at the things that are happening in Egypt you could see that there is unrest because of the political crisis. As a country and an organisation, we would be very happy to see the team play in a neutral country where everyone will be free to play without thinking of the negatives. So up to now, Caf have not responded meaning that the game will go ahead in Egypt and we are preparing for that game. We will still be checking with them and see what comes up in the next two weeks,” Dube said.

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