CAF has banned all Zimbabwe’s national teams from using the National Sports Stadium following the death of a fan at the venue just before the Afcon qualifier against Congo in March.
Egna Nyamadzawo, 38, was crushed to death in a stampede at the entrance into the stadium when people clamoured to get inside before the match started.
According to a statement by Zifa, the ban will be effected on the the next two CAF sanctioned matches to be hosted in Zimbabwe. However, one game has been suspended in case a similar incident doesn’t happen in the next twelve months.
Here is a statement by Zifa:
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Disciplinary Board, in terms of CAF Statutes & Regulations and Articles 82, 83.1 & 151 of the CAF Disciplinary Code, has resolved to ban our national teams from using the National Sports Stadium for the next two CAF sanctioned matches.
The sanction arises from the crowd trouble which transpired at the National Sports Stadium on 24 March 2019 prior to the match between Zimbabwe and Congo.
One match from the sanction is suspended in the event that a similar incident does not occur at our matches in the next twelve months.
The next national team match under the auspices of CAF will be played at another homologated stadium.