Zimbabwe: Zifa Re-Confirm Participation As CAF Invite Bids

Senior Sports Reporter

AS CAF opens the bidding process for the country that will host the inaugural Total CAF Women’s Champions League 2021, ZIFA have re-confirmed that they will field a representative team in the competition.

The continental body has scheduled the tournament to be staged either in October, November or December. And CAF have invited interested countries to submit their applications before March 31.

On Thursday, CAF, in a statement, invited bids. “CAF has opened the bidding process for the country that will host the inaugural Total CAF Women’s Champions League 2021.

“The Total CAF Women’s Champions League 2021 competition will be organised during the period of October, November or December each year as per resolution of the CAF Executive Committee. “Seven teams will qualify for the final tournament through qualifiers organised by the zonal unions in addition to the champion club from the host country who gains automatic qualification.

“National Associations are requested to present their bidding files containing the stadiums (two stadiums are required) and training facilities (four training sites at least), accommodation plans (that can host the eight teams), in addition to the official government guarantee. Closing date is 31 March 2021.”

Already South Africa have expressed interest in hosting the inaugural competition.

Clubs from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and other southern region countries are expected to battle it out first in the zonal competition which will be run by COSAFA with the representative then expected to meet other clubs from the seven countries in the Champions League.