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Official: Zim & Kenya Disqualified From AFCON Qs

Official: Zim & Kenya Disqualified From AFCON Qs

Zimbabwe and Kenya have officially been disqualified from the qualification for the 2023 African Cup of Nations.    The decision was confirmed on Monday evening by the Confederation of African Football after both the Warriors and Kenya failed to solve their suspension from FIFA. As a consequence, Bafana Bafana’s AFCON 2023 qualification group will only consisted of three team, namely South African, Morocco and Liberia, with the first two teams from the group booking  their tickets for the tournament in Ivory Coast. CAF’s full statement:...
Official: Musona Retires From International Football

Official: Musona Retires From International Football

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Knowledge Musona has announced his retirement from international football.   The 31-year-old was on the books of Kaizer Chiefs between 2009 and 2014 and earned his debut for the national team during that spell. Overall, he featured 49 times for the Warriors since making his debut in 2010, scoring 24 goals. Musona, who is playing for Al Tai in the Saudi Professional League, stated he wants to focus more on his club career and also give the new generation a chance in the national team. During his national team career, Musona...
Why Bafana Could Get A Bye Over Zimbabwe

Why Bafana Could Get A Bye Over Zimbabwe

Bafana Bafana could get a bye over Zimbabwe in the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers – which would leave them with only four games in Group K. South Africa were pitted alongside the Warriors, Liberia and North African giants Morocco at the official draw in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening. However, questions marks surrounding whether they will compete with four teams as ZIFA are currently banned by FIFA until further notice due to government interference in their football federation. FIFA Confirm Huge Decision on Zimbabwe and Kenya...
FIFA Confirm Huge Decision on Zimbabwe and Kenya

FIFA Confirm Huge Decision on Zimbabwe and Kenya

World football governing body FIFA have suspended Kenya and Zimbabwe with immediate effect, president Gianni Infantino confirmed on Thursday evening. After several warnings over the past months, the two Football Associations have officially been hit with bans at today’s council meeting. “Without prejudice to any investigations by national authorities or other judicial bodies, the FIFA Council also decided to suspend the Football Kenya Federation and the Zimbabwe Football Association with immediate effect due to undue interference by a third...
Official: Musona Retires From International Football

Ex-Chiefs Star Makes Plea To Musona

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Teenage Hadebe has pleaded with Zimbabwe captain Knowledge Musona to stay with the team instead of retiring from international football. Hadebe, 26, who now plays for Houston Dynamo in the Major Soccer League, was part of Zimbabwe’s squad at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. However, neither Hadebe, nor Musona were able to prevent the Warriors group stage exit at the tournament, leaving many fans disappointed once more. There are question marks over Musona’s future with the national team after Khama Billiat already announced...
Mapeza – Luck Was Not On Our Side

Mapeza – Luck Was Not On Our Side

Zimbabwe national team coach Norman Mapeza has reacted to his side’s stoppage time loss to Senegal on Monday. The Warriors conceded a late penalty to the Lions of Terenga which saw them go down in a 1-0 loss in their CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group B opener on Monday. Mapeza, though, was full of praise for his troops after the game – saying they have shown a good display against one of the big teams in the continent. 𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 – Credit goes to my boys. I think we played very well. Nobody gave us a chance against a quality team like Senegal. If...
Zimbabwe Lose To Last Minute Senegal Penalty

Zimbabwe Lose To Last Minute Senegal Penalty

The Warriors of Zimbabwe put in a brave performance but conceded a late penalty to Senegal to lose 1-0 in their CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group B opener on Monday. Three South African based players started for the Warriors, SuperSport United’s Onismor Bhasera, JDR Stars’ Ishmael Wadi and Venda Football Academy’s Gerald Takwara. Meanwhile the Senegal team were missing nine players, due to positive Covid-19 tests, but that did not stop the Lions of Teranga from dominating the opening proceedings. Sadio Mane and co were tormenting the Zimbabwean defence,...
Why Bafana Could Get A Bye Over Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe & Senegal Starting Line-Ups Announced

Zimbabwe coach Norman Mapeza has announced his starting XI to face a depleted Senegal, who have several stars sidelined with Covid-19. The Warriors enter the game on the back of a horrible run that has seen them win just one of their last 19 games in all competitions. They have also never beaten Senegal, having lost their three fixtures against the Teranga Lions. However, on Monday, Senegal will miss nine players due to Covid-19, including Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. Zimbabwe, meanwhile, will have to do...
Senegal Suffer Covid Crisis Ahead Of Zim Clash

Senegal Suffer Covid Crisis Ahead Of Zim Clash

Senegal have nine players including Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly sidelined with Covid-19 ahead of their clash with Zimbabwe on Monday. The Teranga Lions will likely only have 17 players available for their clash after six members of their squad haven’t even travelled to Cameroon yet because they tested positive before departure last week Wednesday. Second-choice goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, Saliou Ciss, Bamba Dieng, Mame Baba Thiam, Pape Matar Sarr and Nampalys Mendy were all not part of the traveling party. However, the situation even worsened when...
Katsande Sees The Warriors Giving Senegal Hard Fight

Katsande Sees The Warriors Giving Senegal Hard Fight

Former Zimbabwe national team captain Willard Katsande backs the Warriors ahead of their crunch clash against Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations. The 35-year-old last represented the Warriors in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations against Tunisia, in a game where they lost 4-2. Nonetheless, Katsande, who made a total of 27 appearances for his country, has also singled out Knowledge Musona and Tinotenda Kadewere—saying the team can count on them during the tournament. The former club’s skipper says the Warriors are going to compete and not to add...