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Zimbabwean FA Plans Super Eagles Friendly Ahead AFCON 2019

Zimbabwean FA Plans Super Eagles Friendly Ahead AFCON 2019

Zimbabwean FA is planning to play an international friendly for its national team against the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Completesports.com reports.

The friendly encounter, according to president of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) Felton Kamambo will likely place in Nigeria

“We will also go to Nigeria where we intend to play a game in Nigeria, but that is yet to be confirmed,” Kamambo told the Herald.

“We are still working on contractual agreements. I think we will play three serious friendly matches that will afford the coaches a chance to finetune their squad ahead of the tournament.”

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr revealed after draw ceremony for the 2019 AFCON in Giza few weeks ago that his team will play two friendly games against the Black Stars of Ghana and Terangha Lions of Senegal before the competition.

The friendly game against Ghana which is planned for the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba looked uncertain with a top official of the Ghana Football Association stating last week that the Black Stars have other plans.

Benin have been touted as a possible opponent but it seems the Zimbabweans will now be visiting Nigeria for the warm up game.

Zimbabwe are seeking to reach the AFCON knockout stage for the first time in Egypt.

To reach that goal the Warriors will first have to navigate Group A, in which they face hosts Egypt, DR Congo and Uganda.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Abah-fada 2 years ago

    The draw pitch Zim in a tight corner. But, looking at their group, I don’t think the are a push over. Egypt certainly will go through from the group, then Uganda, zim and DR Congo will fight for the other slot in the group.

    For me playing Zim, is a good one, the are building a team for the future with quality players who plied their trade in the South African league.

    Kudos to Zimbabwe for qualifying for AFCON.

  • Zimbabwe, with Biliat and a couple of other exciting talents, play beautiful football. Alongside countries like Namibia, Zim should be one of the surprise packages of this Afcon. Any 2 teams can qualify from this group. Uganda, Egypt, DR Congo, the Zims – it’s well balanced. Certainly a good test for Nigeria.

    NFF should forget Ghana. Those ones always have ulterior motives that are ego-fuelled. A few more emerging African football powers will still request a test against the SE. I expect Amunike with his Taifa Stars to also negotiate a friendly with Rohr’s men. It will even benefit Tanzania more.

    • @Kel
      Let’s not face Tanzania; it would only lead to boosting their morale if they humble the SE.  With Amuneke it would be like playing 12 against the SE 11.

      • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

        Hahahaha…that’s quite hilarious. You’re cracking me up here boss. If we are afraid of facing Tanzania, what then are we going to Egypt to do…?

        • Simon 2 years ago

          Egbo smoker is back hehehehehe NNA I have been waiting for you what kept you? Nwa Busu you just buy airtime after Easter bonus. Now make we continue from where we stop Ikenna

          • Bishop 2 years ago

            This your ‘fight’ is getting out of line.do you mean each time we wish to read people’s comments we will have to drill through your tantrums? It’s enough please. This is public place. I wish CS made provision for private chat so you do your fighting privately. I am not enjoying these whole thing. Haha! For 2 weeks running?

  • Walking 2 years ago

    I just want to plead to the NFF not to use Asaba stadium for any of the friendlies.

  • Edoman. 2 years ago

    Asaba is just too awful, to say the least.

  • Why nff they take back to asaba.the guy is stupid en