The Sunday News
Ngqwele Dube, Sports Correspondent
THE Confederation of African Football (Caf) is set to decide on continental competitions on Tuesday when the executive committee meets via video conference.
Various Caf competitions were put on hold as the Covid-19 pandemic worsened across the world in March. Zimbabwe men’s national soccer team had been readying to take on Algeria in a two-legged 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in March when Caf announced games have been put on hold.
The Warriors were also set to take part in the Total African Nations Championship (Chan) that had been scheduled for Cameroon in April. The Young Mighty Warriors were scheduled to take on Ethiopia in Fifa World Cup Under-20 qualifiers, while the Fifa Women 2020 World Cup and Total Women Afcon 2020 qualifiers were also iced.
Warriors coach, Zdravko “Loga” Logarusic is yet to see action with the national side after the Afcon qualifier against Algeria was postponed as they were making preparations for the match.
Caf is also set to discuss additional financial support to member associations in response to the Covid-19 crisis, with the continental body set to advance funds to assist nations deal with the pandemic. Fifa announced Friday they had approved a universal solidarity grant of US$1 million for all member associations with an additional grant of US$500 000 will be allocated specifically to women’s football. In addition, each confederation will receive a grant of US$2 million.