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Young Warriors Swaziland match cancelled
13/02/2015 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
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ZIMBABWE’s All Africa Games qualifier against Swaziland has been cancelled following the opponents’ withdrawal from the competition due to financial challenges.

The Young Warriors will now meet Cameroon in the next stage in March giving Coach Kalisto Pasuwa more time with the team and the equally troubled Zifa to raise funds for the trip to West Africa.

National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) Chief Executive Officer, Frederick Mngomezulu, wrote to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on January 23 advising them of Swaziland’s inability to take part in the 2015 Congo All Africa games competition.

“NFAS hereby kindly, with deep regret, forwards to CAF the withdrawal of her U23 men’s national team (Olympic team) from the All Africa Games Congo 2015 qualifiers and completion.

“It has been very difficult to come to this decision given the commitment of the NFAS towards all activities of CAF, including the participation in all CAF competitions but lack of finances (unforeseen) to prepare and honour the forthcoming matches, including all associated expenses, caused for the NFAS to come to this painful decision to withdraw its team,” Mngomezulu wrote.

ZIFA Communications Manager, Xolisani Gwesela, said the team will continue its preparations but not as has been scheduled before revocation of the Swaziland tie.

“Against the background of this unfortunate development we have postponed the camp to a date which we will announce in due course.

“We will not sit on our laurels we are planning a vibrant and ambitious camping and training programme,” Gwesela told the association’s official website www.zifa.org.zw.

The Young Warriors were expected to troop into camp on Friday ahead of the encounter which was scheduled for next weekend in Swaziland but as it stands the ZIFA still awaits communication from CAF regarding the way forward.



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