The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has confirmed the stadium to face Algeria in a 2021 AFCON Qualifier is still in a search process.
The Warriors will face the African champions before traveling away for the return leg - but Zimbabwe face CAF’s order to find an alternative venue after the Barbourfields Stadium was found substandard.
“The Zimbabwe Football Association has noted with concern, various speculative and inaccurate media reports regarding the venue of the Zimbabwe vs Algeria match,” ZIFA said in a statement.
“ZIFA is still engaging CAF on the matter and no binding decision has been arrived at yet.
While there have been rumours of finding a venue in neighbouring nations like South Africa or Zambia, ZIFA is still hopeful of quickly refurbishing the Bulawayo venue in time.
“We appeal to the football fraternity to be patient as the engagement goes on; hoping that CAF will grant us our sovereignty to play home matches in Zimbabwe.
“ZIFA is grateful to the government and all other stakeholders for the great strides made since the ban to ensure that stadiums are upgraded to meet international standards,” read the statement,” added the FA.