Cosafa Suspend And Fine Zimbabwe

COSAFA has suspended and fined Zimbabwe after failing to honour an agreement to host the 2019 edition of the COSAFA Cup.

Zimbabwe had committed to host the tournament then pulled out at the last minute.

However the Warriors will still be able to participate in the tournament that will now be hosted by South Africa.

A statement from Cosafa read:

ZIFA have received a conditional suspension from COSAFA, but can remedy the situation within two months if they confirm the country as hosts of the 2020 COSAFA Cup, and provide the already signed guarantees from the Zimbabwe government to this effect.

Failure to do so will see the association suspended, though the two-month grace period will allow the national team to compete in the 2019 COSAFA Cup in Durban, South Africa from May 25-June 8.

ZIFA have also been fined US$50,000, with a further amount of US$150,000 suspended until the above condition over 2020 hosting has been met.

Zimbabwe are the current holders of the tournament. The draw is set to take place on Thursday 2 May.

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