Egypt's opponent's Zimbabwe announce final 23-man squad for 2019 AFCON

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 10 Jun 2019,
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Zimbabwe 2019 AFCON
Zimbabwe 2019 AFCON

Zimbabwe's national football team has announced its final squad that will be participating in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, which is taking place in Egypt from 21 June to 19 July.

Zimbabwe, who will face Egypt in the tournament's opener on 21 June, called their big guns ahead of the opening game.

Under the helm of coach Sunday Marimo Chidzambwa, Zimbabwe's squad has included Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Khama Billiat and Nyasha Mushekwi, who plays in the Chinese League with Dalian Yifang.

Zimbabwe were drawn in Group A alongside hosts Egypt, DR Congo and Uganda.

The Nations Cup, which has been expanded to 24 teams, will be played in Egypt between 21 June and 19 July.

This summer's edition will mark Zimbabwe's fourth appearance in the biennial tournament.

Zimbabwe's squad:

Goalkeepers: George Chigova (Polokwane City – South Africa), Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka – South Africa), Edmore Sibanda (Witbank Spurs – South Africa)

Defenders: Teenage Hadebe (Kaizer Chiefs – South Africa), Divine Lunga (Golden Arrows – South Africa), Ronald Pfumbidzai (Bloemfontein Celtic – South Africa), Tendai Darikwa (Nottingham Forest - England), Jimmy Dzingai (Power Dynamos - Zimbabwe), Alec Mudimu (CEFN Druids – Wels).

Midfielders: Danny Phiri (Golden Arrows – South Africa), Marshall Munetsi (Orlando Pirates – South Africa), Marvelous Nakamba (Club Brugge – South Africa), Tafadzwa Kutinyu (Azam - Tanzania), Ovidy Karuru (AmaZulu – South Africa), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs – South Africa), Kudakwashe Mahachi (Orlando Pirates – South Africa), Talent Chawapihwa (AmaZulu – South Africa), Thabani Kamusoko (Young Africans - Tanzania).

Strikers: Knowledge Musona (Anderlecht – Belgium), Nyasha Mushekwi (Dalian Yifang - China), Tinotenda Kadewere (Le Havre - France), Knox Mutizwa (Golden Arrows – South Africa), Evans Rusike (SuperSport United – South Africa).

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Group A W D L P
Egypt
3 0 0 9
Uganda
1 1 1 4
DR Congo
1 0 2 3
Zimbabwe
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Madagascar
2 1 0 7
Nigeria
2 0 1 6
Guinea
1 1 1 4
Burundi
0 0 3 0
Group C W D L P
Algeria
3 0 0 9
Senegal
2 0 1 6
Kenya
1 0 2 3
Tanzania
0 0 3 0
Group D W D L P
Morocco
3 0 0 9
Cote d'Ivoire
2 0 1 6
South Africa
1 0 2 3
Namibia
0 0 3 0
Group E W D L P
Mali
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
0 3 0 3
Angola
0 2 1 2
Mauritania
0 2 1 2
Group F W D L P
Ghana
1 2 0 5
Cameroon
1 2 0 5
Benin
0 3 0 3
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1