By ZBC Reporter
While the nation is somewhat relieved that the Warriors still have a chance to play at the Africa Cup of Nations with FIFA yet to decide on Zimbabwean football, the Mighty Warriors who have an international assignment next month might not be so lucky.
The Mighty Warriors just need to get past Botswana in back to back matches to qualify for the Africa Women Cup of Nations set for Morocco from the 2nd to the 23rd of July.
However, the hard work that the team has put so far to reach the last qualifying round might all go down the drain as Zimbabwe faces a possible ban from international football.
While the World Football governing body –FIFA is yet to act after the SRC failed to comply with their directive to reinstate the suspended ZIFA board by the 3rd of January the Mighty Warriors’ international assignment against Botswana might be affected.
The FIFA secretariat will now hand over the matter to the Bureau of FIFA Council, which will deliberate on the issue with a ban from international football the most likely outcome as FIFA statutes do not condone third party interference in football.
With the Bureau already seized with the same issues from Kenya, Chad and Namibia among other countries, it seems it is all clear for the Warriors to participate at the 2021 AFCON but the girl child might not be so lucky.
Zimbabwe is set to face Botswana away on the 5th of next month before hosting the Lady Zebras on the second of March with the winners making it to the AWCON finals.
The Mighty Warriors have been the best performing national football team and the only local soccer team to qualify for the Olympics.
They have also given hope to the girl child with Mighty Warriors Captain, Emmaculate Msipa playing for Turkish Super League side, Fatih Karagümrük.