Wedding scuppers SA legends match against Zimbabwe
Posted: 20 December 2017 Time: 11:25
A friendly between a South African legends team and Zimbabwean equivalent has been called off as the planned venue has been booked for a wedding on Saturday.
The game was scheduled as a curtain raiser to a clash between Zimbabwe and Zambia at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, but the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) cancelled the event.
'The Zimbabwe Football Association regrets to inform all football stakeholders that the proposed Christmas Challenge cup between the senior teams of Zimbabwe and Zambia has been cancelled due to the non-availability of the National Sports Stadium on 23 December,' read part of a letter sent to SAFA on Monday.
SAFA said in a statement: 'The association was advised that the facility is booked for a wedding on the same date; therefore, the friendly match cannot go ahead.
'ZIFA says it was concerned by the prioritising of non-sporting events ahead of football matches when it comes to access to the National Sports Stadium.
'ZIFA unreservedly apologises to all stakeholders for all inconveniences caused.'