Disgraced Young Warriors jet in under protest

141
173

Disgraced Young Warriors jet in under protest

Zimbabwe’s Under-17 football team are set to return to Zimbabwe today, albeit under protest.

This comes after the Confederation of African Football (CAF), did entertain an appeal lodged by the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) seeking a rescission of COSAFA’s earlier judgement.

COSAFA disqualified Zimbabwe from the 2020 edition after one of the team’s players failed a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test.

ZIFA said the decision was surprising and questionable as they carried out similar tests on the boys and disqualified six for failing to satisfy the bone fusion criteria, taking only those determined to be of the correct age.

ZIFA insists that all the players that travelled for the tournament were tested at a reputable MRI centre in Harare prior to their departure and the centre used a fairly powerful 1.5 T machine.

“The MRI results were also reviewed by a Specialist Radiologist, Dr Z Sirdar.  Our team doctor Dr Rabson Zhou who travelled with the team has all the test results with him as proof,” ZIFA spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela said.

ZIFA challenged the decision to disqualify the team and requested COSAFA to avail the name of the player who is alleged to be over the required age.

They received no response from CAF, prompting the team to travel back to Harare.

“ZIFA has not received any response from the Confederation of African Football (CAF), following our appeal against the disqualification our Under 17 team from this year’s edition of the COSAFA Youth Championship,” Gwesela said.

“COSAFA has insisted that in the absence of communication from CAF, the expulsion stands and the team should travel back to Zimbabwe. The ongoing tournament also serves as the qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals.”

“Consequently, the team will return home Monday. This does not mean that ZIFA has abandoned its appeal against disqualification, but we have taken this decision to avoid further straining the committed and innocent Young Warriors whose premature exit was disappointing and questionable.”

More frustratingly for the teenagers is that COSAFA’s medical compliance officer Thulani Ngwenya has said that the MRI scans have “nothing to do with age but are eligibility tests which don’t determine whether you are older than 17.”

The disqualification of Zimbabwe along with Botswana, Comoros Islands and Eswatini from the 2020 COSAFA Men’s Under-17 Championship on the basis of fielding over-age players forced a reset of the competition.

The 2020 COSAFA Men’s Under-17 Championship restarted as a four-team tournament on Sunday and is being played on a round-robin basis, with the top two teams advancing to a final on November 29.

Hosts South Africa opened their campaign against Malawi. Before that Angola and Zambia clashed midday on Sunday.

The matches played before the restart were regarded as warm-up games and will have no bearing on the new tournament format.

There are also fixtures on Tuesday and Thursday, before the final positions are decided next Sunday, including a third-fourth play-off.

The two sides that reach the final based on their position in the group will have already achieved one ambition by qualifying for the Cup of Nations that is scheduled for Morocco in the middle of next year.

141 COMMENTS

  1. Im no longer positive the place you are getting your info, but great topic. I must spend some time finding out much more or figuring out more. Thank you for fantastic info I used to be looking for this info for my mission.

  2. Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

  3. With every thing that seems to be building throughout this particular subject material, your viewpoints are relatively exciting. On the other hand, I beg your pardon, because I can not give credence to your whole idea, all be it radical none the less. It looks to everybody that your comments are actually not entirely rationalized and in fact you are your self not really completely confident of the assertion. In any case I did appreciate examining it.

  4. Thanx for the effort, keep up the good work Great work, I am going to start a small Blog Engine course work using your site I hope you enjoy blogging with the popular BlogEngine.net.Thethoughts you express are really awesome. Hope you will right some more posts.

  5. I’ve been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any attention-grabbing article like yours. It is pretty value sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made excellent content material as you probably did, the internet can be a lot more useful than ever before.

  6. I am really enjoying the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems? A few of my blog readers have complained about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any recommendations to help fix this issue?

  7. Very efficiently written information. It will be beneficial to everyone who employess it, including me. Keep doing what you are doing – i will definitely read more posts.

  8. Heya! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the superb work!

  9. Hi, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Opera, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, awesome blog!

  10. Hello there I am so glad I found your website, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Aol for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a marvelous post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the awesome job.

  11. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself? Plz reply back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know wheere u got this from. thanks

  12. Virtually all of the things you mention is supprisingly accurate and it makes me ponder the reason why I hadn’t looked at this with this light before. Your article truly did turn the light on for me as far as this subject matter goes. Nevertheless at this time there is actually 1 position I am not necessarily too cozy with so while I attempt to reconcile that with the actual central theme of your issue, let me see exactly what the rest of the visitors have to point out.Well done.

  13. Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website? My blog site is in the very same area of interest as yours and my users would certainly benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Thank you!

  14. I have not checked in here for a while as I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  15. Pretty portion of content. I simply stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to say that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing for your feeds or even I fulfillment you access constantly fast.

  16. Whats up very cool blog!! Guy .. Excellent .. Superb .. I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds additionally…I am happy to search out a lot of helpful info here in the post, we want work out extra strategies in this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  17. I’m impressed, I must say. Actually rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. Your thought is outstanding; the issue is one thing that not enough individuals are talking intelligently about. I am very glad that I stumbled throughout this in my seek for one thing relating to this.

  18. Thank you for sharing superb informations. Your site is so cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this site. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found simply the info I already searched all over the place and simply could not come across. What an ideal website.

  19. hello there and thank you for your info – I’ve certainly picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise several technical points using this site, since I experienced to reload the site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but slow loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and could damage your quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and can look out for a lot more of your respective interesting content. Ensure that you update this again soon..

  20. I think other web-site proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and fantastic user friendly style and design, let alone the content. You are an expert in this topic!

  21. I am really loving the theme/design of your website. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems? A handful of my blog readers have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any suggestions to help fix this problem?

  22. I have recently started a web site, the information you offer on this site has helped me greatly. Thanks for all of your time & work. “Character is much easier kept than recovered.” by Thomas Paine.

  23. Some truly fantastic info , Sword lily I observed this. “It’s not only the most difficult thing to know one’s self, but the most inconvenient.” by Josh Billings.

  24. Heya i’m for the primary time here. I came across this board and I find It truly helpful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to offer one thing again and help others such as you aided me.

  25. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

  26. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Superb work!

  27. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is required to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100 certain. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Appreciate it

  28. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this information. Today bloggers publish only about gossips and internet and this is actually irritating. A good site with interesting content, this is what I need. Thanks for keeping this web-site, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

  29. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly return.

  30. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

  31. Greetings! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics? Thanks a lot!

  32. Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us you really know what you’re talking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also visit my website =). We could have a link exchange arrangement between us!

  33. Thank you for sharing excellent informations. Your website is so cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this blog. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found simply the information I already searched all over the place and just could not come across. What a perfect website.

  34. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself? Plz reply back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know wheere u got this from. thanks

  35. What i don’t realize is in fact how you’re no longer actually a lot more neatly-liked than you may be now. You’re so intelligent. You realize therefore significantly in relation to this matter, produced me in my opinion believe it from a lot of varied angles. Its like men and women are not fascinated except it’s one thing to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your personal stuffs great. All the time care for it up!

  36. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The style and design look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Thanks

  37. I don’t even know how I ended up here, however I thought this publish was once good. I do not recognize who you might be but certainly you are going to a well-known blogger should you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  38. You actually make it seem really easy with your presentation however I in finding this topic to be really something which I think I would by no means understand. It kind of feels too complicated and very wide for me. I am having a look ahead to your next put up, I will attempt to get the cling of it!

  39. I think other web site proprietors should take this web site as an model, very clean and wonderful user friendly style and design, as well as the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

  40. I¦ve been exploring for a little for any high-quality articles or blog posts on this sort of house . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this website. Reading this info So i am satisfied to exhibit that I’ve an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I discovered just what I needed. I most for sure will make sure to don¦t disregard this website and give it a glance regularly.

  41. You actually make it seem so easy together with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I feel I might by no means understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely vast for me. I’m having a look ahead in your next post, I’ll attempt to get the cling of it!

  42. I’m really loving the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems? A few of my blog visitors have complained about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

  43. I would like to show appreciation to the writer for bailing me out of this particular matter. Because of surfing around through the search engines and finding notions which are not productive, I was thinking my entire life was gone. Existing devoid of the answers to the problems you have sorted out by means of the article content is a serious case, as well as those that might have adversely damaged my career if I had not come across your website. Your talents and kindness in touching all the things was valuable. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I had not discovered such a step like this. It’s possible to now look ahead to my future. Thanks for your time very much for the skilled and sensible guide. I won’t be reluctant to suggest your web page to any individual who will need care about this problem.

  44. You have remarked very interesting points! ps decent website . “‘We’re always lucky,’ I said and like a fool I did not knock on wood.” by Ernest Hemingway.

  45. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this website. I’m hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing skills has encouraged me to get my own website now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a good example of it.

  46. Hey this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  47. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

  48. Simply desire to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post is just excellent and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.

  49. Throughout the grand design of things you actually secure a B+ for effort. Where you actually confused me was on your details. You know, it is said, the devil is in the details… And that couldn’t be more correct right here. Having said that, permit me inform you precisely what did do the job. The article (parts of it) can be incredibly powerful and this is probably why I am making an effort in order to opine. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. 2nd, despite the fact that I can notice the jumps in reasoning you come up with, I am definitely not certain of just how you appear to connect the details which inturn make the final result. For now I shall subscribe to your position however wish in the foreseeable future you actually connect the dots better.

  50. Wonderful work! This is the type of info that should be shared around the net. Shame on Google for not positioning this post higher! Come on over and visit my website . Thanks =)

  51. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is basically a online game where you can do anything you want. sl is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these Second Life articles and blogs

  52. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a online game where you can do anything you want. sl is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these Second Life authors and blogs

  53. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I want to recommend you few attention-grabbing things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write subsequent articles relating to this article. I wish to read more things about it!

  54. naturally like your web site but you have to check the spelling on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I to find it very bothersome to tell the reality then again I will definitely come again again.

  55. Good post. I study one thing tougher on totally different blogs everyday. It should always be stimulating to read content material from different writers and observe slightly one thing from their store. I’d choose to use some with the content material on my weblog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a link on your net blog. Thanks for sharing.

  56. Hi, i feel that i saw you visited my website thus i came to “go back the desire”.I’m attempting to to find things to enhance my web site!I suppose its ok to make use of some of your ideas!!

  57. Hey very nice site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I am happy to find so many useful information here in the post, we need work out more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  58. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the structure of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here