CHAN 2021: 'The tournament be postponed' ZIFA Tells CAF - Football News (ZW)

CHAN 2021: 'The tournament be postponed' ZIFA Tells CAF

ZIFA (Zimbabwe Football Association) has asked for CAF (Confederation of African Football) to put to a later date, the CHAN Tournament Finals which are supposed to start on January 16, 2021 in Cameroon.

This is because of a recent increase in Covid-19 cases in Africa, and in Zimbabwe, which has affected the Warriors. Zifa earlier on reported that fourteen of the team members (9 players and 5 technical team members) in camp had caught Covid-19. And the infections had caused Zifa to call off training.

Zifa spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela spoke to Herald Newspaper saying:

"At the moment we are grounded. Our players are still in quarantine and they will only be retested after 10 days (on Thursday) to see if there are any recoveries. We also have another group of players on standby.

"But we have proposed to CAF that the tournament be postponed to safeguard the health of the players since Covid-19 cases have been on the rise across the continent."

Meanwhile, should the Warriors travel for Cameroon, Zifa has taken the measure of submitting an extra list of ten standby players should those who've been infected by the virus fail to recover for the CHAN  (Africa Nations Championship) finals on time.

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