Zimbabwe

Coach:

Sunday Chidzambwa

Nickname:

The Warriors

Best achievements: Group stage

Previous participations: 3

FIFA world ranking June 2019: 109

Road to AFCON 2019 (Top of Group G):

Zimbabwe 3–0 Liberia
Congo 1–1 Zimbabwe
DR Congo 1–2 Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe 1–1 DR Congo
Liberia 1–0 Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe 2–0 Congo

Coach: Sunday Chidzambwa

The 67-year-old is a revered figure of the game in Zimbabwe, having featured in defence in their first-ever post-independence international in 1980, and he has coached the national team now on four separate occasions. He took Zimbabwe to a maiden Cup of Nations finals appearance in 2004 and has also worked as club coach in neighbouring South Africa.

In 2012 he was given a 10-year ban for alleged match-fixing but this was later lifted as the investigations stalled.

 

 

Key player: Knowledge Musona. Age: 28. Forward.

Bought while still a teenager by the South African giants Kaizer Chiefs from an amateur outfit in Zimbabwe, he proved an instant success in front of goal, nicknamed ‘the Smiling Assassin’ by supporters. Bundesliga side Hoffenheim bought him in 2011 but he played sparingly in his first season and is now on the books of Anderlecht in Belgium.

He was 20 years old when he made his national team debut and has since scored 22 times for his country.

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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