The world’s football governing body has punished the Southern African nation for failing to honour their home tie
Fifa has sanctioned Zimbabwe for boycotting the second leg of the second round tie of the African Women’s Olympic Qualifiers against Zambia on September 1.
The match, that was scheduled to be played at National Sports Stadium following a 5-0 first-leg loss in Lusaka, saw the hosts not showing up as its players protested over unpaid entitlements.
Reports say that the match’s abandonment was due to the withdrawal of players by domestic clubs following the country’s football body’s failure to fulfil its promise to offset their wages.
For its failure to honour the match, Fifa ordered the Zimbabwe Football Association to pay 10000 CHF [3,652,080 ZWD] and also to forfeit three points and three goals to the Shepolopolo.