It would be an advantage to play in SA – Chipezeze


With the news that Zimbabwe have been banned from hosting international soccer games by CAF because of substandard stadiums, goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze feels South Africa would be a good advantage to host their matches.

The Warriors were due to host Algeria next month in the African Cup of Nations qualifier match but will now need to find a neutral venue for the first time in their history.

The Baroka number one goalkeeper says although they are yet to receive an official communication on the latest developments, hosting their matches in South Africa would not be a bad idea.

“It would be an added advantage because South Africa is like our second home so if it happens that way (the ban) then we will have to just play our games here in SA,” said Chipezeze, who has been capped 6 times for his national team.

“Obviously I would like us to play here in Polokwane because it’s much closer to home and you know most Zimbabweans are here so it would be an advantage to some of these guys here,” he said.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Zimbabwe Football Association confirmed the ban and are engaging CAF with a view to appeal this decision.

ZIFA also announced that they have also started the process of looking for an alternative venue in neighbouring countries to host their upcoming matches.

By Ofhani Munyai

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