Zimbabwe

Coach:

Callisto Pasuwa

Nickname:

The Warriors

Africa Cup of Nations

Appearances: 2

 

Road to 2017 AFCON:

Top of Group L with 11 points

Results:

Malawi 1-2 Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe 1-1 Guinea
Swaziland 1-1 Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe 4-0 Swaziland
Zimbabwe 3-0 Malawi
Guinea 1-0 Zimbabwe

 

Coach: Callisto Pasuwa

Former Zimbabwe international who had a successful playing career in domestic competition with Harare's popular club Dynamos, winning multiple titles and qualifying for the group phase of the African Champions League.

As a coach he took Dynamos to four successive Zimbabwe premier league titles from 2011 to 2014 after moving up from a role as assistant and despite much initial scepticism.

First served as Zimbabwe's under-23 coach before being promoted to the senior team job although he has previously threatened to quit because of non-payment of his wages.

This will be the 46-year-old's first international tournament.

 

 

Key player: Knowledge Musona. Age: 26. Forward.

Musona was bought while still a teenager by the South African giants Kaizer Chiefs from an amateur outfit in Zimbabwe and proved an instant success in front of goal. Nicknamed 'the Smiling Assassin' by supporters.

Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim bought him in 2011 but he played sparingly in his first season, scored a lone cup goal and was loaned to Augsburg.

He went back to the Chiefs for a season and once his Hoffenheim contract ran out he joined Oostende in Belgium.

Musona was just 20-years-old when he made his national team debut and he has since scored 16 times for his country.

 

FIFA world ranking Jan. 2017: 103

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Group A W D L P
Burkina Faso
1 2 0 5
Cameroon
1 2 0 5
Gabon
0 3 0 3
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Senegal
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
2 0 1 6
Algeria
0 2 1 2
Zimbabwe
0 1 2 1
Group C W D L P
DR Congo
2 1 0 7
Morocco
2 0 1 6
Cote d'Ivoire
0 2 1 2
Togo
0 1 2 1
Group D W D L P
Egypt
2 1 0 7
Ghana
2 0 1 6
Mali
0 2 1 2
Uganda
0 1 2 1