A CAF statement below reads:…………………
We are referring to the suspension of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) by FIFA Congress from all football activities.
“Unfortunately, the association of Zimbabwe did not fulfill the criteria set by FIFA congress and is still under suspension.
“Therefore, we hereby confirm to you that the clause indicated in the draw procedures is applied: In case the suspension of Zimbabwe FA is not lifted 2 weeks before its first match, it will be considered loser and eliminated from the competition.
“Consequently, all the matches of Zimbabwe in the frame of the 1st round of the qualifiers of CHAN 2022 are now cancelled and consequently Malawi is qualified to the 2nd round of the qualifiers.”