For the third time since the history of the competition, Zimbabwe would be returning to the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) with the hope of shrugging of their minnows tag and making it to the top of the competition in 2017.

According to a statement published by cafonline.com which is the website of the African Football Confederation (CAF), the team is hoping to get better in this competition having failed in 2004 and 2006 to make it beyond the group stages of the tournament.

In terms of cumulative TV audience, the prestigious AFCON competition which is organized among African countries, is the third world football competition. It ranks only behind the FIFA World Cup and the European Nations Championship.

The 2017 edition of the event is sponsored by Total and hosted by Gabon. 16 strong teams will be competing for honours in this edition of the biennial championship. Zimbabwe have been placed in Group B with three other top countries which are Senegal, Tunisia and Algeria, all North African countries. (more…)