Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos says the Confederation of African Football should ban all countries that are hosting their matches outside their borders because they do not have stadiums that meets the minimum requirements, Nigeriasoccernet.com gathered. CONTINUE READING>>>>>
Broos whose South African team is in the same qualifying group with Nigeria as quoted by Zimsportsconnect believed there should be set standard in situations like the one facing Zimbabwe, a teams his side will face in the qualifiers.
“This one thing I don’t understand in African football is that home games are not home games,” said Broos.
“I think Zimbabwe will play their home games in South Africa, so we have a little advantage for that game.”
“So, what I saw in the past, for example, Liberia played their home game in Morocco, I’m very sorry but this is not correct. I think CAF must do something about this.”
He also stated that the best way to solve this issue would be to ban nations from qualifiers, if they can’t meet the required standards after a certain period of time, which would speed up the process of fixing home venues because.
“I know it is not easy for those countries to have appropriate stadiums because it is something about money, but you can easily say, ‘in five years, if you don’t have a stadium, then you don’t play CAF games anymore, you don’t play AFCON qualifiers and that of the World Cup.”
“But if you say nothing and those things happen, then the competition is not 100% correct anymore. It is not up to us, but it is the guys up there who have decided this and I hope one day they will decide by putting a period to say, ‘Okay, if you have not decided on the stadium that you need to have, I’m very sorry, you had those three or four or five years, finished, no qualifiers anymore – no for World Cup or AFCON’. Maybe then, they will do something.”
CAF has banned about 17 nations from playing home games in the ongoing 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with Lesotho suffering this ignominy and Zimbabwe, who played their last Group C home game against Nigeria in Rwanda.…… Continue Your Reading