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African games: not participating in the Zim U23 team



Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter

Like Materazzi, Zimbabwe's 23-year-old national soccer team will not participate in Africa this year in Morocco in Rabat as a result of the decision of the African Cup of Nations, .

The CAF Emergency Committee has decided to have a team under 20 who has entered Morocco in the Caf Under-20 African Cup final in Niger, due to the postponement of the under-23 match from June to September.

Zimbabwe did not participate in qualifying for the Under-20 Championship, so Mali made eight Nigerian champions this year, but they beat Nigeria 3-2 after penalty kick-outs.

"We have decided that the Caf Emergency Committee will be a substitute for a team of men under the age of 20 who have participated in the final tournament, a team of 23 or younger, qualified for all African games to be held in Morocco, 2019. August 19 – 31, 2019 Work.

"This substitution is due to the fact that the match will end in September 2019 instead of June 2019 in order not to play during the Afcon 2019." Anthony Baffoe, the secretary-general of Caf, I sent a letter to.

Mighty Warriors lost after the host of the African Games decided last year that only countries competing in the Women's African Cup of Nations finals held in Ghana last year will participate in the game.

The game has 27 sports rules, of which 17 are eligible to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year.

On the other hand, Zimbabwean chef associate professor Martin Dururu said Zimbabwe missionary Yugenia Dementia is well on his way to Morocco next week when he returns. From attending a preparatory meeting in Morocco.

"We met all sports organizations and met to discuss proposals for the Zimbabwean team, and after the verification process, there was a provisional team, but this team will be confirmed when Chidhakwa comes back from Morocco. "Dururu said.

African games are run by the African Union with the support of the National Olympic Committees of Africa.

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