Articles tagged 'afcon 2017'

Algeria's Desert Foxes at crossroads 29 December 2016 HARARE - Only two years ago Algeria were the pride of the entire continent after they were the only African country to reach the second round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. However, coach Vahid Halilhodzic refused to renew his contract shortly after returning from Brazil as he took up a job ...
Senegal 2017 Afcon spy report 27 December 2016 HARARE - Despite the vast amounts of talent they have produced in the past years, Senegal are probably the number 1 candidate of the underachievers of African football tag. The Lions of Teranga have never won the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) with their best performance at the tournament being...
Warriors in group of death 25 October 2016 JOHANNESBURG - The draw for Gabon 2017 is out and the topical issue which had tongues wagging is Group B which comprises Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal and Zimbabwe. Talk doing rounds on the continent is that while Zimbabwe has not qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament on a reg...
Tough draw for Warriors 20 October 2016 HARARE - The Warriors were last night pooled in a tough Group B together with Algeria, Tunisia and Senegal for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) during the draw held in Libreville, Gabon. The four stadia that will host the matches during the three-week tournament are Stade de l'Amitié — L...
Warriors to know Afcon 2017 fate 20 October 2016 HARARE - After a lengthy 10-year absence, the Warriors will go into the hat for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals to be held in Gabon this evening. The Warriors will join 15 other nations in the draw, including continental heavyweights like Cameroon, Libya, Egypt, Senegal and Ivory...
Warriors will be no pushovers: Katsande 18 October 2016 HARARE - Warriors captain Willard Katsande says other countries would be foolish to wish to be pooled with Zimbabwe when the draw for the 2017 Africa Cup of nations is held in Gabon tomorrow. The Warriors, who last graced the continental football showcase in 2006, will be among the 16 teams go...
Guinea edge Warriors 5 September 2016 CONAKRY - Guinea defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 in their final 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Stade du 28 Septembre Stadium, but it was a case of too little too late after already being eliminated from the competition. Guy Michel netted the only goal of the match after 15 minutes ahead of ...
Warriors over the moon 7 June 2016 HARARE - Warriors stars were buzzing on Sunday after qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon. Despite not being at their best, the home side did what they had to do in front of an almost capacity crowd at the National Sports Stadium to beat Malawi 3-0 and seal their t...
Mboma hails Warriors' qualification 6 June 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association (ZNSSA) has welcomed the Warriors qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals to be held in Gabon. Zimbabwe sealed their place at the finals after a convincing 3-0 win over Malawi at the National Sports Stadium to take an...
Pasuwa has no excuses now 13 February 2016 JOHANNESBURG - So the saga involving Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa and the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) is now a thing of the past. Reports say the rising mentor was given a two-year contract which is renewable but as in any employer/employee issues, the contract has also condition tha...
Confusion rocks Guinea arrival 5 September 2015 HARARE - Warriors opponents in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Guinea, embarrassed Zifa and journalists when it sent them on a wild goose chase by choosing to keep their arrival a secret despite “confirming” they would arrive at midday. As a result, the expectant journalists were kep...
Pasuwa names Warriors squad 25 August 2015 HARARE - Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa has recalled goalkeeper Washington Arubi, forward Nyasha Mushekwi and midfielder Quincy Antipas for next month’s 2017 Afcon qualifier against Guinea.   The Warriors take on the Syli Nationale on September 6 at Rufaro Stadium in their second game in Group ...
Pasuwa bounces back 23 August 2015 HARARE - Calisto Pasuwa has bounced back as the Warriors coach after the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) paid him his outstanding salaries. Pasuwa, who was also doubling up as the Under-23 coach, quit his posts after the Young Warriors second leg match against South Africa in the African ...
Time running out for Warriors 22 August 2015 HARARE - Time is running out for the Warriors’ preparations for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group L home match against Guinea on September 5. The Warriors are without a coach following Calisto Pasuwa’s resignation earlier this month over unpaid salaries by the Zimbabwe Football Asso...
Why, why can't Warriors perform well constantly? 21 June 2015 JOHANNESBURG - I was a guest of some corporate last week at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban when a host of media contingent extended their hands to congratulate me. For a moment I was stunned at what all this meant because I couldn’t make head or tail of all the hullaballoo. “Well done your...
We cannot relax – Pasuwa 17 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe national football team coach Calisto Pasuwa says Saturday’s win over Malawi should not be used as a smokescreen to cover up the chaos that rocked the Warriors’ camp. An ill-prepared Warriors side defied all odds to beat the Flames 2-1 at Kamuzu Stadium in a 2017 Africa Cup of...
I couldn't believe I scored - Khama 17 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe midfielder Khama Billiat says he was surprised when his cross evaded Malawi goalkeeper MacDonald Harawa and went in during Saturday 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Blantyre.  With the scores tied at 1-1 during the Group L encounter at Kamuzu Stadium, Billiat won posse...
Warriors plunge Malawi into crisis 16 June 2015 HARARE - There is pandemonium, anger and grief in Malawi as the nation is still trying to come to terms with Saturday’s events at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. An ill-prepared Zimbabwe national football team left a trail of destruction in the southern African country following their 2-1 victory ...
Warriors extinguish Flames 14 June 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national football team defied all odds to stun hosts Malawi 2-1 in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group L qualifier at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre yesterday. The South Africa-based duo of Cuthbert Malajila and Khama Billiat scored in each half to ensure maximum point...
Miracle as Zim thumps Malawi 14 June 2015 HARARE - Notwithstanding the staggering incompetence of the Cuthbert Dube-led Zifa administration, coach Calisto Pasuwa’s brave Warriors were still able to dig deep yesterday and beat Malawi 2-1 in Blantyre in a crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier, sparking wild celebrations among success-st...
'Time up for Zifa' 13 June 2015 HARARE - In the wake of the Warriors’ chaos this week calls have increased for Cuthbert Dube and his Zifa board to step down. The crisis in the Warriors camp reached alarming levels when the players refused to board Thursday’s flight to Malawi for this afternoon’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qu...
We'll soldier on – Katsande 13 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe captain Willard Katsande says his charges will put behind all their troubles to get a positive result against Malawi this afternoon in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.    The Warriors, who had refused to board a plane for Blantyre on Thursday afternoon, finally left fo...
Musona confident of victory 13 June 2015 HARARE - Despite all the problems that have rocked the Warriors’ preparations ahead of their tie against Malawi, striker Knowledge Musona says they have quickly shifted their attention to their bid for a place at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. The players had to assemble at a very sh...
Warriors finally leave for Malawi 12 June 2015 HARARE – The Warriors finally left for Malawi by road Friday just before 12pm for Saturday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Flames in Blantyre. Initially, the team was scheduled to leave for Malawi on Thursday afternoon but the players refused to leave their hotel to go to th...
Warriors' recipe for failure 9 June 2015 HARARE - While Zimbabwe appear to have been given a golden opportunity to end their African Nations Cup (Afcon) appearance drought, poor planning is likely to hamper the Warriors' campaign. Zimbabwe was drawn in Group L alongside Guinea, Malawi and Swaziland with the group winners making it to...