Zimbabwe : Warriors Yearning For First Trophy

From all indications, the team will be coming to the sixth edition of the Total African Nations Championship for good business.

The Zimbabwe Warriors will play in group A with hosts, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Mali. After five participations, the Warriors are yet to win their first trophy. From all indications, the Zimbabwe Warriors will be coming to the sixth edition of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) for good business. 


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Zimbabwe qualified from the Southern Zone of the qualifiers. They entered the qualifiers from the second round. They defeated Mauritius on a 1-7 aggregate score line winning the first leg 0-4 and the second leg 3-1. In the third round they beat Lesotho on a 3-1 aggregate score. They won the first leg game 3-1 and played a virgin tie in the second, to seal one of three spots allocated for teams in the Southern Zone. Zimbabwe scored 10 goals and conceded two in four qualification games with Prince Dube finishing as their top scorer and the overall top scorer of the qualifiers alongside Uganda’s Patrick Kaddu with four goals each. The Warriors qualified on October 20, 2019. 


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Zimbabwe are regulars in the African Nations Championship. They only missed out of the 2018 tournament. The Zimbabwe Warriors began preparations for CHAN 2020 early last month at the Eagle’s Nest. For this year’s edition, Zimbabwe have submitted a larger squad for the upcoming African Nations Championship (CHAN) with 10 players on standby after being hit by an outbreak of coronavirus within the camp. The organisation described the development as a painful scenario and a huge setback ahead of CAF’s second-tier tournament. A further round of coronavirus testing was scheduled to take place on January 10, 2020. The Warriors are expected in Cameroon tomorrow, January 14, 2021. They will play the opening game against the Intermediate Lions of Cameroon on January 16, 2021. 


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