Zimbabwe Prepare for Important Friendlies against Zambia and Tanzania

CallistoPasuwa is widely expected to reveal the players who will be a part of the Zimbabwe national team at the 2017 Nations Cup finals.

Most of the squad which is expected to be in the mind of the manager will be revealed through his team’s for the upcoming friendly games against Zambia and Tanzania. Both these are high-profile friendly games for the Zimbabwe national team and doing well is of major priority if the team is to maintain their confidence going into the finals. Zimbabwe have suffered only one defeat in the last six matches of all competitions, but it came in a away match against Guinea.

The upcoming friendlies against Zambia and Tanzania are the final games for the Zimbabwe national team before they take part in the finals. Zimbabwe have been grouped alongside Algeria, Senegal, and Tunisia at the 2017 African Cup of Nations. The National Sports stadium will be hosting both the matches, and it will be a great test for Zimbabwe considering that Zambia are part of the World Cup 2018 qualification chasing teams from Africa. (more…)

Zimbabwe cancels three matches

The Zimbabwe Football Federation has canceled three top division football matches because of security reasons. Indeed the games between Highlanders and Triangle, Tsholotsho Pirates and Mutare City and Hwange and Bulawayo City have been canceled after consultation with the police.

There are fears that protests against Robert Mugabe might take place, but there has been no confirmation so far. The Zimbabwe football federation does not want to take any risk and has therefore canceled these matches.

However, the game between FC Platinum and Caps United will go on as previously scheduled. This will be an important game as far as the title is concerned. Indeed it will be second against third, and the match will definitely attract a great crowd. Both teams have enormous support, and we should expect a great atmosphere for such an important game.

At the moment Zimbabwe fans are also interested in the Euro 2016 tournament in France. Indeed many fans like to bet on these games and will be following the tournament with great interest. However, there are many Zimbabweans who had made losses in the Euro 2016 bets as outsiders had managed to snatch victory when they were expected to lose. Indeed, teams such as Wales, Iceland as well as Hungary have been producing unexpected results in France, and this has resulted in massive losses for punters. (more…)

Callisto Pasuwa confident on his Team for Castle Cup

Zimbabwe coach Callisto Pasuwa claims that he is wary of the expectations over his team ahead of the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup, which begins in a few weeks.

Zimbabwe head into the tournament looking to win the title for a record fifth time. The nation’s is the most successful in this competition after having won it four times – a record shared with Zambia. The other most successful teams in the competition are South Africa and Angola – both have won the title three times. Zimbabwe, though, will be looking to overcome the memories of last season’s tournament, which was very poor on all fronts.

Zimbabwe failed to get past the first round of the tournament and suffered a 4-1 loss to Namibia, which led to a second-place finish in the group. This time around, the nation will be up against the likes of Swaziland, Madagascar, and Seychelles in the group stages. The other group will feature teams like Angola, Mauritius, Malawi, and Lesotho. Pasuwa dismissed claims that Zimbabwe are overwhelming favourites to get a win. He says that there are no big and small teams when it comes to a tournament, as each team have come to the stage on merit. Zimbabwe’s last match ended in a 4-0 win over Swaziland and it will give them much-needed confidence. (more…)