ZIFA appeal penalty kick loss against Namibia in CHAN

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The Zimbabwe football Association (ZIFA) has launched an appeal against Namibian spot kick by Frediricks in the Penalty shootout that led to tne Warriors elimination from CHAN 2018 by Namibia.

ZIFA filed the appeal through their CEO Joseph Mamutse, wanting the result of the match changed thereby nulifying the result.

“The Zimbabwe Football Association, after a thorough review of the controversial incident in which a ghost goal from the penalty spot (the third effort from Namibia’s Dynamo Fredricks), during the penalty shootout hereby advise the Confederation of African Football of its official appeal to have that effort declared null and void because of a technical error,” reads part of Zifa’s letter of appeal to Caf.

The appeal is for a spot kick that was scored by Frediricks beating Rusawo in goals after the player completely halted before placing the ball in goals beating an already conceded keeper.

Swaziland referee Thulani Sibandze who has since been suspended for the incident allowed the goal to stand.

Eventually, The Warriors were booted out 5-4 on penalties by Namibia.