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Zimbabwe Warriors - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Egypt - News - Updates-Fixtures - Results - Group Log Standings


This blog traces events in Zimbabwe Senior Men's National Soccer Team 'journey' to the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - to be held in Egypt. And General News Around Afcon 2019.

8 April 2019

ZIFA On Twitter:

Breaking @ChigovaGeorge will miss the Warriors' opening match at the AFCON Finals for accumulating two yellow cards vs DR Congo (A) & Congo (H)

This will be the 2nd time the Warriors will start an AFCON match without him in 6 matches He also missed the 1-0 loss to Liberia
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News - Afcon 2019: Egypt Sets Aside 1000 Buses For Fans

Reports are that the Egyptian government has set aside 1000 buses to transport fans to stadiums in Cairo, Qalyubia, and Giza during the Africa Cup of Nations in June (2019).
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3 April 2019

FIFA Rankings:

Zimbabwe Warriors have moved to position 110 on the FIFA Rankings Chart. Zimbabwe Men's National Soccer Team is on now position 26th on the African Chart. Points: 1190.

Belgium leads the world rankings at 1737 points, while Senegal leads in Africa at 1515 points. Find the full list at: FIFA
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2 April 2019

Felton Kamambo: Confirms of South Africa's interest to play a friendly in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019

“These countries are interested in playing us, we have discussed about the friendly matches, but we will meet again at the draw to finalise,” Kamambo said. The other two teams are Ivory Coast & Nigeria.

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Xolisani Gwesela: Zimbabwe Warriors To Face Nigeria & Ivory Coast in Africa Cup Of Nations Preparations:

ZIFA Spokesperson XolisabiSpeaking on ZIFA President Felton Kamambo's Visit To Nigeria

"He is in Nigeria for two reasons. He was invited for the Aiteo awards, and also to sort out the logistics for a friendly match with Nigeria.

The Nigeria Federation are also offering a three-week camp for the Warriors. During that time, the Warriors will play Nigeria and Ivory Coast who have also shown genuine interest". Pindula
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26 March 2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Draw:
Group Pots

Pot 1: Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Senegal
Pot 2: Morocco, Nigeria, Algeria, Guinea, Mali, DRC
Pot 3: South Africa, Guinea-Bissau, Zimbabwe, Angola, Burundi
Pot 4: Mauritania, Namibia, Benin, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania
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25 March 2019

Zifa Demands More from Warriors: From The Warriors: Felton Kamambo speaks after Zimbabwe's Win vs Congo

“We are all happy that the team has qualified for the finals in Egypt. This is the result of proper planning and organisation. We put in place everything needed for the team to qualify and the boys responded positively,” said Felton Kamambo.

“These are the results you get if you prepare well and we are proud of the team. But now they must go to Egypt and perform better than they have been doing at such tournaments.

"Like we have done, we are going to ensure they have thoroughly prepared for the tournament. We have a master plan for that and what we want from them is to go and leave a mark at the tournament, to do better than what they have done in the past,” Kamambo added. Read Full Article: NewsDay
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Africa Cup of Nations - Qualifiers 2019 Top Goal Scorers

1. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) -7
2. Fiston Abdul Razak (Burundi) - 6
3. Knowledge Musona (Zimbabwe) - 5
4. El F. B. Nabouhane (Comoros) - 5
5. Mateus Galiano (Angola) - 4
6. Mohamed Salah(Egypt)- 4
7. Anis Saltou (Libya) - 4
8. Percy Tau (South Africa) - 4
9. Naim Sliti (Tunisia) - 4
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Africa Cup Of Nations - Egypt 24 Qualified Teams

You'll be seeing these teams in action from Egypt starting on 21 June & ending on19 July.

Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Angola, Mauritania, Tunisia, Egypt (hosts), Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, Uganda and Tanzania, Senegal, Madagascar, Morroco, Cameroon, Mali, Burundi, Algeria, Benin, Nigeria, South Africa.
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Five teams from (SADC) Southern Africa Development Committee - (COSAFA) - Reagion that will participate at the Africa Cup of Nations 2019

Zimbabwe
Angola
Namibia
Madagascar
South Africa
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25 March 2019

On a sad note: A middle aged woman died at during stampede that occured at the National Sports Stadium before the match: Zimbabwe vs Congo Brazzaville played yesterday

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) sent a message of condolence for support to the woman's family

"Our heartfelt condolences go to the family and friends of a Warriors supporter who passed on after being trampled on at the Warriors match yesterday.

"May her soul rest in eternal peace.
We wish those who have injured a speedy recovery.

"We shall continue to work towards making our admission processes at entry points more swift so that recurrence of such unfortunate events can be avoided."
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24 March 2019

Afcon Qualifier

Half Time: Zimbabwe - 2 Congo Brazzaville - 0

Goals: 21' Khama Billiat, 36' Knowledge Musona

Match Kicked Off 15:00
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24 March 2019

Stats & Qualification Information

•  Zimbabwe hasn't beat Congo Brazzaville in competitive games since 1980.
Matches Played: 3
Zimbabwe Won 0
Brazzaville Won 2
Drew   -  1

• A draw is enough for Zimbabwe to qualify for the Afcon Finals 2019

• A straight win is what Congo - Brazzaville needs to qualify for Afcon 2019

• In case Congo-Brazzaville wins, Democratic Republic of Congo  vs Liberia, has to end in a draw for Zimbabwe to qualify on position 2 in Group G. Credit: Pindula
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24 March 2019

All Fixtures Today: Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Qualifiers

DR Congo 15:00 Liberia
Zimbabwe 15:00 Congo
Central African Republic 16:00 Guinea
Cape Verde 17:00 Lesotho
Tanzania 17:00 Uganda
Benin 17:00 Togo
Libya 19:00 South Africa
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24 March 2019

Zimbabwe vs Congo Brazzaville:Match Kicks off at 15:00 Zimbabwean Time

Match Tickets
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24 March 2019

Possible Starting XI: In a 4-2-3-1 formation:

George Chigowa, Tendai Darikwa, Divine Lunga, Alec Mudimu, Teenage Hadebe, Bhuthelezwi Ncube, Ovidy Karuru, Khama Billiat, Knowledge Musona(C), Evans Rusike , Tinotenda Kadewere. 3MOB
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23 March 2019

Afcon Qualifiers Results

Mali 3 : 0 South Sudan
Ghana 1 : 0 Kenya
Cote d'Ivoire 3 : 0 Rwanda
Guinea-Bissau 2 : 2 Mozambique
Zambia 4 : 1 Namibia
Cameroon 4 : 0 Comoros
Niger 1 : 1 Egypt
Burundi 1 : 1 Gabon

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23 March 2019

Chamisa Twitter: MDC Leader Sends Message to Warriors

National teams remind us that we one as a people.The warriors remind us we are fighters,that the battle is one and must be won.The outcome is one,our victory.We’re one with our men,for our nation. Proudly Zimbabwean, my duty is to support our best, the national team! #GoWarriorsGo

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23 March 2019

Sunday Chidzabga: Announces 23-Man Squad

Final 23

Chigova George, Sibanda Edmore, Lunga Divine, Munetsi Marshall, Hadebe Teenage, Mudimu Alec, Darikwa Tendayi, Dzingai Jimmy, Pfumbidzai Ronald, Kutinyu Tafadzwa, Mahachi Kudakwashe, Mavunga Leeroy, Musona Knowledge, Karuru Ovidy, Ncube Butholezwe, Billiat Khama, Phiri Danny, Chawapihwa Talent, Kadewere Tinotenda, Rusike Evans, Muskwe Admiral, Mutizwa Knox, Amidu Abbas
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23 March 2019

Fitness Test: Knowledge Musona - Faces Fitness Test

Warriors team captain Knowledge Musona will go through a fitness test so as to be cleared for the match. Knowledge Musona was injured while playing for his Belgian side.

Warriors Team Doctor Soman Mudariki said the verdict will be passed after today’s training. 3MOB

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23 March 2019

Top Footballing Names in Zimbabwe Send Message to the Warriors

Twitter: Alois Bunjira @Gazzaman14

It is not an easy walk in the park like some fans believe.We are playing a Congo that is capable of beating us.But I believe we will bring our A game on the day and qualify...Only if we bring our A game. Go Warriors Go!! #BhoraLethu
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23 March 2019

Fixtures Today - Qualifiers: Africa Cup Of Nations (Afcon) 2019

Burundi 15:00 Gabon
Cameroon 17:00 Comoros
Niger 17:30 Egypt
Guinea-Bissau 18:30 Mozambique
Zambia 18:30 Namibia
Cote d'Ivoire 19:00 Rwanda
Ghana 20:00 Kenya
Mali 21:00 South Sudan

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23 March 2019

Caf : Moment Of Silence For Cyclone Idai Victims Can Be Observed

"CAF has allowed Zimbabwe and Congo to observe a moment of silence on Sunday to honor victims of Cyclone Idai " said Zifa. Soccer24.
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22 March 2019

Number: Of Match Tickets Sold

Twitter: Star FM
@Starfmsport

So far 18 374 tickets have been sold for the AFCON2019Q between Zimbabwe & Congo Brazzaville at the National Sports Stadium.

@online_zifa confident of more sales on the final day of ticket sales @StarfmZimbabwe
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22 March 2019

Results  : Africa Cup of Nations - Qualifiers (Afcon) 2019

Algeria 1 : 1 Gambia
Tunisia 4 : 0 Swaziland
Burkina Faso 1 : 0 Mauritania
Botswana 0 : 1 Angola
Nigeria 3 : 1 Seychelles
Sudan 1 : 4 Equatorial Guinea
Malawi 0 : 0 Morocco

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22 March 2019

Warriors Defender: Alec Mudimu

"If anything, we need to defend properly because from what I have heard, they will go all out because it’s a game they need to win and it’s a game we also need to win to qualify without question".

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22 March 2019

Ovidy Karuru: Zimbabwe Needs An Early Goal

“It will be a difficult match for both teams because of the stakes at hand. What we need is to get an early goal to calm our nerves, and also more importantly to get the twelfth man behind us. If we manage to get the supporters behind us, there is no way we can fail to get the result we want. When the home supporters get behind their team, it gives pressure on the opponent and that would be good for us. This is what we have been preaching to ourselves in camp. But remember this is a very crucial match, and obviously there is so much anxiety, so players will make mistakes. The fans need to rally behind us no matter what,” Karuru said. Full Article: Newsday

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22 March 2019

Twitter: Costa Nhamoinesu @costyy26 - Sends Message To Warriors

Lets Go Warriors Go @online_zifa. One last push, but just the beginning 202

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21 March 2019

Sunday Chidzabga: Warriors To Attack

“Both sides will attack. Every coach would want to win the game and we won’t sit back and wait for them to attack us. We will attack because we need to win the game, we need to win for our supporters, they have been starved of victory for some time,” the Warriors coach said. Read Full Article: Newsday

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21 March 2019

Umbro Kit Delay: Ahead of Warriors - Congo Brazzaville game on Sunday

"There are some technical problems that happened in the release of the kit. That's the reason the manufacturer might release a bit later than we anticipated" Felton Kamambo. Herald.
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20 March 2019

Warriors Preparations: For Congo Brazzaville Showdown In Full Swing

ZIFA president Felton Kamambo was at this afternoon's training session. Felton Kamambo gave an update on the availability of the Umbro kit. Full Article: Zbc
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19 March 2019

Reporter: Mhlauri Supports Sunday Chidzambga

The United States based, Charles Mhlauri - former Warriors, two-time Afcon qualifying and Cosafa Cup winning, coach, is supporting Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambga to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations - Egypt 2019

Read Full Article: The Herald
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19 March 2019

Robson Sharuko - Herald's Senior Sport Editor parody

"And our Warriors will sink into the abyss of a New Dark Age, once again victims of the curse of these Red Devils, the opponents who somehow just pop up at such key moments." Read Full Publication: The Herald
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19 March 2019

Kama Billiat: Calls for calm ahead of Zimbabwe vs Congo: The Warriors attacking midfielder arrived at camp on the 18th of March - Khama Billiat said Zimbabwe has no need to panic since the Warriors will decide their own fate: “I think the guys all know how important this game is and we are all professionals,’’ said Billiat

Read Full Article: The Herald
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19 March 2019

Xholisani Gwesela: Warriors Kit Replicas Spark Alarm

“As we speak right now, the kits (for both the Under-23 and the senior teams) are actually on the way and we expect the deliveries earliest tomorrow (today).’’

“I cannot talk about the replicas at the moment but the issue of kits is something that is under control,’
Read Full Article: The Herald
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18 March 2019

E.Chikamhi: Musona Needs Prayers - Zimbabwe Afcon 2019 qualifiers current top goal scorer Knowledge Musona (4 Goals), suffered an adductor strain, failed a fitness test on Friday ahead of his Belgian club Sporting Lokeren’s last game of the season. Full Article: The Herald.
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18 March 2019

Robson Sharuko: The Warriors troop back into camp at the Yadah Hotel. Warns there's no simple task in the game - Cites a fatefull incident from 28 years ago when Warriors lost to Congo at home in a similar scenario where they needed just a point to qualify for a Africa Cup of Nations Final Tournament. Full Article: The Herald
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18 March 2019

Football fans in Bulawayo should take advantage of this chance to buy tickets and cheer on the Warriors to victory. Remember there will be no tickets at the stadium, so people should grab their tickets early. We only have 100 tickets here (Bulawayo) and they’ll be sold on a first come first serve basis,” said Tizirai Luphahla. Read Full Article: Chronicle

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17 March 2019

Wellington Mpandare 'Vows To Play For His Dear Departed Boy' in the Qualifier Against Congo Brazzaville

“Yes boss, I want to do it for him,” the South African based goalie allegedly said to Chidzambwa in a telephone conversation. Read Full Article: Sunday Mail
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16  March 2019

Alec Midumu: Calls For Fans To Support The-Warriors.
“We will need your massive support on the 24th of March, as this is a massive occasion for the nation to qualify for the Afcon at the National Sports Stadium.

Please, come along and support the Warriors....dreams are going to become a reality. Hello Egypt,” Alec Midimu said. Full Article: Newsday
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14 March 2019

Mhofu given Afcon quarter-final target | Sources allege Sunday Chidzambga was given a target of qualifying Zimbabwe to the finals in Egypt and to at least reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Read Full Article: SoccerZim
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13 March 2019

Injured Nakamba To Fly Home To Cheer His  Warriors: The Netherlands based midfielder (DM) says he will be at the Warriors camp, although an injury has ruled him out of the 2019 Afcon qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville. Full Article Read: The Herald
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10 March 2010

Warriors Former Coach: Zimbabwe should take Congo match like Cup Final: Pasuwa - Read Full Article: Soccer24
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Click here to buy Zimbabwe vs Congo Brazzaville tickets - match will be played at the National Sports Stadium in Harare - on 24 March - Kick Off Time - is 15:00 (Zimbabwean Time).

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The Warriors are about to qualify for Africa biggest footballing tournament, the 'Africa Cup of Nations' which will be held in Egypt beginning in June and ending in July - 2019.

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