Articles tagged 'warriors'

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...
Tough Afcon 2019 road for Zim 14 January 2017 HARARE - The Warriors will have to negotiate a difficult passage to be at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals after they were pitted in what appears a tricky group for the qualifiers. According to the draw held on Thursday evening in Libreville, Gabon, the Warriors, who are preparing...
Warriors have a good chance 14 January 2017 JOHANNESBURG - This is one Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament which got Zimbabwe football fans really talking. Not that they don't have a sound argument. The Warriors left for the Central African country of Gabon oozing confident because not a lot of teams participating at Gabon 2017 ...
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...
Zifa must learn from the past 13 January 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean football administrators should learn from the past, judging by what transpired last week at the Warriors send-off ceremony for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals. The players refused to attend the function at a top local hotel after they reached a deadlock with t...
Monkey games over, Warriors say 10 January 2017 HARARE - After a turbulent week in which their preparations for the 2016 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) were rocked by chaos, the Warriors have now set their sights on doing well in Gabon. The Warriors camp was first hit hard by a serious clash between the players and the Zimbabwe Football Asso...
Inside the five-star Afcon anarchy 8 January 2017 HARARE - You might want to sit down for this. As Zimbabwe's preparations ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon continue, there is still so much potential for devastating chaos. It's only a matter of time before there is an upset — with only a week to go to the Nations Cup camp...
Govt's Warriors package paltry 7 January 2017 HARARE - While the intervention by government to bail out the Warriors ahead of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) participation in Gabon is applauded, they still need to do more if we are to compete with the best on the continent. With just a week left before the tournament begins, Warr...
Strong Warriors squad for Afcon 6 January 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa has included Sweden-based forward Tinotenda Kadewere in a strong 23-man squad announced yesterday to represent the country at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon. The Djurgardens IF striker was handed his first senior national debut aft...
Govt rescues Warriors 6 January 2017 HARARE - As the Zimbabwe national senior soccer team’s preparations for the Gabon Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals looked wobbly, government has chipped in with a timely boost for the team’s campaign in the west African country. This comes as the Warriors’ journey to the continental showpi...
W'e will do country proud: Katsande 4 January 2017 HARARE - Warriors skipper Willard Katsande said they are excited about participating at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament and are ready to make the country proud by making it past the group stages. Kalisto Pasuwa's charges are currently in camp and have since intensified their ...
Billiat joins camp 3 January 2017 HARARE - Mamelodi Sundowns and Warriors star midfielder Khama Billiat has finally started training with the rest of the national team after a tumultuous week in which he has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Billiat, who has been in the country since the Absa Premiership went on Christ...
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 ...
Pasuwa refuses to censure Billiat 31 December 2016 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa said he would not rush to make any hasty decisions after pictures of star midfielder Khama Billiat leaked while out partying at a local night spot.   The Mamelodi Sundowns forward was given leave and excused from training as the Warriors intensify their 2...
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 ...
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...
Warriors hold Ivory Coast 28 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe began their preparations for the 2017 Africa cup of Nations (Afcon) finals with a spirited goalless draw against Ivory Coast in Abidjan on Boxing Day. Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa was forced to travel with a squad made up of locally-based players as the rest of the contingen...
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...
My injuries nightmare is over: Muroiwa 23 December 2016 HARARE - After an injury-hit 2016 season, centre back Elisha Muroiwa has set his sights on making the Warriors final 23-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup on Nations (Afcon). The 27-year-old Dynamos defender's injury nightmare began in January when he suffered a deep cut below the left eye duri...
Kadewere's big chance 23 December 2016 HARARE - Warriors forward Tino Kadewere says he will not have any added weight on his shoulders as the side’s only foreign-based player for the international friendly away to Ivory Coast. All eyes will be on the Djurgardens IF striker as Kalisto Pasuwa’s side begin serious preparations for the...