Articles tagged 'gabon'

Govt to probe Warriors 4 February 2017 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has set up an inquiry committee to probe the Warrior’s behaviour after they snubbed a send-off dinner ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup Nations (Afcon) finals. Then acting-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was scheduled to be the guest of honour at the...
Missing Afcon was painful: Chipeta 1 February 2017 HARARE - Ajax Cape Town defender Erick Chipeta is glad to have overcome the disappointment of missing the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and suffering a fractured finger at the same time. The second half of 2016 was a nightmare for the Zimbabwean defender after he fell out of favour with W...
Zulu calls for drastic changes in Zim football 27 January 2017 HARARE - Drastic changes in all aspects of Zimbabwean football are needed to help resurrect the game which now resembles a “horror movie”, a leading junior coach has said. United Kingdom-based football coach Phillip Zulu described the Warriors' recent poor performances at the 2017 Africa Cup o...
Katsande in emotional Warriors' farewell 26 January 2017 HARARE - Former Warriors captain Willard Katsande was close to tears as he explained his decision to quit international football upon his return from the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals yesterday. Katsande announced his retirement shortly after Zimbabwe was knocked out of the tournament f...
Pasuwa still Zimbabwe coach 26 January 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa has not resigned from the national team and is willing to continue with the side despite the poor performance at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon. Zimbabwe returned from the tournament yesterday after they were knocked out in the group stag...
Parliamentarians slam Warriors 26 January 2017 HARARE - Legislators have called on the Warriors to return part of the hefty pay cheques they received from government after their humiliating exit at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon. The Warriors were knocked in the group stages after failing to win a single game in Group B after d...
Lucky fan off to Gabon 26 January 2017 HARARE - A lucky football fan will get to watch the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final after winning a competition conducted by Total Zimbabwe. The company yesterday handed over the prize to Gerald Mangena, who entered the competition after buying fuel at a Total service station in Warre...
Warriors rated after pathetic Afcon display 25 January 2017 HARARE - The Warriors were knocked out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon in the group stages following a disappointing 4-2 defeat to Tunisia on Monday night. It was Zimbabwe's second defeat of the tournament after having already lost 2-0 to Senegal and drawn 2-2 with Al...
We have learnt our lessons: Pasuwa 25 January 2017 HARARE - It's never easy to say goodbye, especially when you had been hoping to stay for longer. But there is no escaping the facts, and after the group stage at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon, Zimbabwe were sent packing and set off on a journey home where they will have to wa...
Zimbos show Warriors some love 22 January 2017 HARARE - The Warriors might be a perennial bore and pain to some local fans but they remain firmly tucked in the hearts of most football loving supporters. On a day English Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool clashed in one of the world’s eagerly anticipated matches character...
Pasuwa confident of victory against Senegal 19 January 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa believes his side will not be intimidated by the physicality Senegal will bring when the two teams clash at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tonight. The match kicks off at 9pm at the Stade de Franceville in Gabon this evening. Zimbabwe enters the match ...
Wasteful Warriors hold Algeria 16 January 2017 FRANCEVILLE - Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria left it late to earn a 2-2 draw with Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations yesterday at the Stade de Franceville in Gabon. The Leicester winger put his side ahead with a curling shot in off the post. But Kudakwashe Mahachi's low shot into t...
Warriors target Foxes upset 15 January 2017 LIBREVILLE - The Warriors of Zimbabwe will be hoping to get their 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group B campaign off to a positive start as they face Algeria today. The match is set to get underway at 6pm. Kalisto Pasuwa's men are aware that for them to reach the quarter-finals of the cont...
Odds against poorly-funded Warriors 15 January 2017 HARARE - The Warriors make a return to the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) today, exactly 11 years after their last dance with the aristocrats of continental football. While it is a refreshing achievement for Zimbabwe, who are ranked 103rd in the world and 29th in Africa, history tells us the te...
Let's all back the Warriors 14 January 2017 HARARE - Beginning tomorrow, the senior Zimbabwe national soccer team goes into battle at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon against three of the continent’s football powerhouses in the form of Tunisia, Senegal and Algeria. As Zimbabweans, we should all temporarily switch off fr...
Lucky Zim fans off to Gabon courtesy of NetOne 13 January 2017 HARARE - Six lucky Zimbabweans will be able to cheer the Warriors when they take onto the field against Algeria during the team’s opening match at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon. The supporters’ journey has been made possible by the team’s principal sponsor NetOne, who were ru...
Warriors arrive in Gabon 13 January 2017 HARARE - The Warriors arrived in Gabon yesterday ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals which kicks-off in the West African country tomorrow. The Warriors are returning to the Afcon tournament since their last participation in 2006. Kalisto Pasuwa's charges connected from Ya...
Anxious wait for Warriors 1 January 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa will announce his final squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tomorrow. The Warriors broke camp yesterday afternoon as they were given a day off to celebrate the New Year with their loved ones and friends. They will resume training tomorrow ...
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 ...
Tunisia lack game time against quality opposition 28 December 2016 PARIS - In Gabon, Tunisia will take part in their 13th Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament in a row after a qualifying campaign which saw the Carthage Eagles show some difficulties in an easy group comprising Togo, Djibouti and Liberia. Indeed the Carthage Eagles had to wait till the last...
NetOne partners Warriors 22 December 2016 HARARE - NetOne acting-board chairperson Peter Chingoka said the mobile phone services provider will always be dedicated to funding various national football teams in the country. The former Zimbabwe Cricket board chairperson, who was last week elevated to lead the NetOne board on an interim b...
Lucky fans for Gabon 22 December 2016 HARARE - Lucky Warriors’ fans will have a chance to watch the team live in action at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon courtesy of the side’s sponsor NetOne. The mobile phone services provider yesterday unveiled a $250 000 sponsorship package to cater for the team’s campaign in G...
I've nothing personal against Mhari - Pasuwa 20 December 2016 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa says he has no vendetta against Petros Mhari after he omitted the FC Platinum captain and reigning Goalkeeper of the Year from his provisional 2017 Gabon Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) squad. Mhari is coming from another stellar 2016 season in which he led...
Pasuwa names Afcon squad 19 December 2016 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa yesterday announced his provisional 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) squad with little surprises on the roster. Pasuwa kept faith with most of the players that did duty for Zimbabwe during a successful qualifying campaign in which they sealed a place at...
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...