Articles tagged 'algeria'

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...
Warriors let Desert Foxes off the hook 18 January 2017 HARARE - Although Zimbabwe won many hearts with their plucky display against Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, it was a case of two points dropped rather than one gained. Algeria, who are tipped as one of the favourites to win the tournament, were lucky to walk away from the Stad...
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...
Defence will be key for Warriors in Gabon 30 December 2016 HARARE - After 10 years of under-achieving, Zimbabwe are finally back among the big boys of continental football after qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon. Under coach Kalisto Pasuwa, the Warriors defied odds to come out top in Group L during the qualifiers ahead ...
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 ...
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...
Afcon draw: No need to panic! 21 October 2016 HARARE - Make no mistake; the Warriors were handed a tough 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) draw but Kalisto Pasuwa’s men have no reason to lose heart. Zimbabwe was pooled in Group B which also includes Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia during Wednesday night’s draw held in Libreville, Gabon. ...
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...
Algeria air crash 'kills 12 soldiers' 28 March 2016 ALGIERS - A military helicopter has crashed in southern Algeria, killing 12 soldiers, the defence ministry has said. The Russian-made Mi-171 came down while on a reconnaissance mission in Tamanrasset region, some 2,000km (1,200 miles) from the capital, Algiers. The helicopter apparently exp...
Mugabe flies out yet again 23 March 2015 HARARE - As if determined to live up to his new nicknames “Absentee President” and “Visiting Leader”, President Robert Mugabe is expected to travel to Algeria today — a trip that comes soon after his visits to Singapore, Japan and Namibia last week alone. The nicknames have come amid accusatio...
Bafana have what it takes 6 December 2014 JOHANNESBURG - The highlight of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations draw that took place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, was Group C which brought together Bafana Bafana, Algeria, Ghana and Senegal. Needless to say soon after the draw, many critics admitted Group C was the Group of Death and anyone w...
Zim's Afcon bid faces strong challenge 8 October 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe will battle it out against six other countries for the right to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced. The six other countries vying to host the finals are: Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya and Sudan. ...
Germany, France end African hopes 1 July 2014 LONDON - Germany and France snuffed out African hopes and reached the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday with hard-won victories over Algeria and Nigeria, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke his silence to apologise for biting.Both European powerhouses struggled for their wins, France needing ...
Capello's goal-shy Russia face Algeria 26 June 2014 MOSCOW - Fabio Capello's goal-shy Russia will have to do better than England did under his guidance four years ago when they face a confident Algeria for a place in the World Cup knockout stage tonight. The authoritarian Italian's lacklustre England side played out a 0-0 draw against the 'Dese...
Algeria beat Korea 23 June 2014 LONDON - Algeria opened the goal scoring floodgates swamping South Korea 4-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group H clash on Sunday that kept hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 alive and triggered celebrations across the Arab nation.Algeria's first World Cup victory since 1982 moved them into seco...
Africa's embarrassing 2014 WC reps 21 June 2014 JOHANNESBURG - One week into the 2014 World Cup and one thing which has become so obvious is that soccer on the African continent has alarmingly gone backwards instead of moving forward. Countries like Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria carried so much hope for the continent but after a week of huge ...
Belgium fight back to beat Algeria 18 June 2014 LONDON - Much-fancied Belgium suffered a case of stage fright in their first World Cup match in 12 years and had to battle back from a goal down to beat gutsy Algeria 2-1 with two goals late in the game in their World Cup Group H opener on Tuesday. Substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Merte...
Algerians vote on Bouteflika's re-election bid 17 April 2014 ALGIERS - Polls have opened in Algeria where incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth term in office. The 77-year-old leader has rarely appeared in public since suffering a stroke last year and has not campaigned personally ahead of the election. Mr Bouteflika, who is fa...
Algeria tipped to beat Stallions 19 November 2013 BILDA  - The battle for the final 2014 World Cup ticket from Africa will be decided Tuesday night  between hosts Algeria and Burkina Faso at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida, where Algeria have not lost in 19 matches since 2002. In June, at the same venue, Algeria beat Burkina Faso 2-0 in...
Advantage Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso 13 October 2013 JOHANNESBURG - Didier Drogba scored as Ivory Coast overcame Senegal 3-1 in Abidjan on Saturday to boost hopes of a third consecutive World Cup appearance. The 35-year-old striker converted a penalty after five minutes at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Lamine Sane conceded an own goal and Salomo...
Zim embassy officials accused of negligence 3 February 2013 HARARE - A Zimbabwean family is in anguish after a student died in Algeria in what has been described as negligence on the part of embassy authorities. Kudzai Tosh Rusike s body arrived yesterday after massive bungling which included the body being stuck in Dubai. The 23-year-old Chitungwiza boy ...