ZESA delivers bad news ahead of 2019 Afcon tourney

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) says it is unable to supply uninterrupted power supplies during the 2019 Afcon which starts this Friday.

The country is facing massive blackouts with load shedding time stretching up to fifteen hours on some days.

The Warriors are taking part in this year’s edition of the competition, and ZESA says it cannot guarantee a better supply of electricity even on a day the national team will be in action.

In an interview with ZimLive.com, ZESA spokesman Fullard Gwasira said: “We are generating relatively well at the moment but because of the age of our power stations, they have become unreliable.

“While we will do our best to ensure that the country watches the football matches, I don’t think it’s possible to promise that ZESA will maintain power throughout.”

The Warriors will play hosting nation Egypt on the opening day of the tournament before facing Uganda on June 26 and wrap up their Group A matches against DRC four days later.