Zimbabwe vs Liberia (Preview) The Warriors need just a draw to secure 2019 Afcon qualification, Lone Stars need a draw to keep their hopes alive. - Football News (ZW)

Zimbabwe vs Liberia (Preview) The Warriors need just a draw to secure 2019 Afcon qualification, Lone Stars need a draw to keep their hopes alive.

The Zimbabwe Men's National Soccer Team will today, 18 November, 2018, play Liberia in Paynesville in an Afcon 2019 qualifier. A win or draw for Zimbabwe will guarantee their spot at the 2019 competition which will be hosted by Cameroon, and Liberia need atleast a draw to keep their hopes of qualifying for the tournament alive.

Both teams go into the encounter having dropped vital players due to injuries, Zimbabwe dropped Terrence Dzukamanja (Bidvest Wits) & Byron Madzokere (Yadah FC) from their inital squad. Liberia also dropped key players from their initial 25-man squad, prolific Norway based Sam Johnson, & goalkeeper Tommy Songo.

Liberia's Squad


Boison Wynney de Souza, Ashley Williams and Ishaka Jalloh.


Teah Dennis, Joel Johnson Alajarin, Alvin Maccornel, Kemoh Sidiki Kamara, Aloysius Snosie Simujla and Eugene Swen.


Anthony Snoti Laffor, Murphy Oscar Dorley, Tonia Tisdell, Sylvanus C. Nimely, Mohammed Sangare, Allen Njie David Tweh and Fallah Sheriff.


William Jerbo, Kpah Sean
Sherman and Sam Kollie.

Zimbabwe's Squad


CHIGOVE George (Polokwane City, S.A), SIBANDA Edmore (Witbank Spurs, S.A)


MUDIMU Alec (CEFN Druids, Wales), PFUMBIDZAI Ronald (Bloemfontein Celtic S.A), HADEBE Teenage (Kaizer Chiefs, S.A), MOYO Kevin (FC Platinum),
MUNETSI Marshall (Orlando Pirates, S.A)


KATSENDE Willard (Kaizer Chiefs, S.A), KUTINYU Tafadzwa (Azam, Tanzania), KARURU Ovidy (Amazulu, S.A), CHAWAPIWA Talent (Baroka, S.A), NAKAMBA Marvelous (Club Brugge, Belgium), BILLIAT Khama (Kaizer Chiefs, S.A), MUSONA Knowledge (Anderlecht, Belgium), CHINYENGETERE Rodwell (FC Platinum)


RUSIKE Evans (SuperSport United, S.A), MUTIZWA Knox (Lamontville Golden Arrows,S.A), KADEWERE Tinotenda (Le Havre AC, France)

Zimbabwe's warriors team arrived in Liberia on 16 November, and said they been received well, "We were received well by the
Liberian Football Association and
they are very hospitable. The
weather is hot and humid, the
Warriors start training tomorrow
(today) and get to acclimatise. I
have noticed that this game is
the talk of the town. It promises
to be an interesting match." ZIFA spokesperson communications and
competitions spokesperson manager Xolisani Gwesela.

Meanwhile, Liberia's Anthony Laffor (Mamelodi Sundowns) believes Liberia will beat Zimbabwe as for his remarks in interview with KickOff.com he said,
“There’s a big chance for us because we play
Zimbabwe at home and we just need to win
and go to DRC in our last match and get a draw
or a win."

Cont: “We will see because our new president was a
footballer, so I think we are going to beat
Zimbabwe because we are going to spend the
money now. I am not saying we are going to
cheat though, hahaha,”

However, the task for Liberia is likely not to be easy especially against a solid Zimbabwean side which is led by veteran coach Sunday Chidzambwa, working on a fusion of talent coming from some of the best soccer leagues in the world.

The match will be played at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville and it kicks off at 18:00 Zimbabwean time (16:00 GMT).

CAF has delegated, Sebegal's Maguette Ndiaye to officiate the match along with assistants Djibril Camara, El Hadji Malick Samba, and the 4th official is Alioune Sow. Tadeo Nsue Onva of Equatorial Guinea is the Match Commissioner.

Where to catch the match?

Liberia vs Zimbabwe will be screened Live on DStv's SuperSport 9, Channel 229.

Group standing


1 Zimbabwe 8
2 Congo DR 5
3 Congo 4
4 Liberia 4

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