AFCON 2021Q: No stadium in Zimbabwe to host Algeria

AFCON 2021Q: No stadium in Zimbabwe to host Algeria

Ahead of the third matchday of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers slated for next month, Zimbabwe are actively on the lookout for a stadium to host reigning continental champions Algeria after CAF declared the existing stadiums in the southern African country unfit for an international match.

CAF pronounced the ruling following an inspection visit to Zimbabwe last November but the local FA was hoping to get the decision reversed through an appeal. However, it is becoming unlikely with few weeks to the game, the body said on Tuesday.

“We are currently contacting the FAs of neighbouring countries for a suitable venue for the match,” Zimbabwe FA said.

“We also contacted our local authorities to see if speedy renovation works could be carried out but it appears to be unlikely.”

Algeria will host the first leg on March 23 while the Warriors will entertain the Fennecs on March 31.

Both teams are housed in Group H, with Algeria leading by 6 points followed by Zimbabwe on 4 points.

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