Zimbabwe national football team

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Zimbabwe
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Warriors
Association Zimbabwe Football Association
Sub-confederation COSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Vacant
Captain Knowledge Musona
Top scorer Peter Ndlovu (at least 38)
Home stadium National Sports Stadium
FIFA code ZIM
FIFA ranking 90 Increase 8 (August 14, 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 40 (April 1995)
Lowest FIFA ranking 131 (October 2009)
Elo ranking 113
Highest Elo ranking 54 (Sept 1993 or April 1995)
Lowest Elo ranking 116 (May 2011)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Southern Rhodesia S. Rhodesia 0–4 England XI England
(Salisbury, Rhodesia; 26 June 1939)
Biggest win
 Botswana 0–7 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
(Gaborone, Botswana; 26 August 1990)
Biggest defeat
 South Africa 7–0 Rhodesia Rhodesia
(South Africa; 9 April 1977)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 2 (First in 2004)
Best result Round 1; 2004, 2006

The Zimbabwe national football team is the national team of the Republic of Zimbabwe and is controlled by the Zimbabwe Football Association. They were known as the Southern Rhodesia national football team from 1939–1964, then the Rhodesia national football team until 1980, when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals, and did not qualify for their first African Nations Cup until 2004. They were Unofficial Football World Champions between their 2–0 win over Angola on 27 March 2005 and their 5–1 defeat to Nigeria on 8 October 2005.

In November 2012, German third-division coach Klaus-Dieter Pagels was appointed head coach.[1] His appointment followed the dismissal of Norman Mapeza, who was handed a six-month ban by the Zimbabwean FA for allowing players to take bribes to throw games.[2]

Rhodesia/Zimbabwe all-time record against all nations[edit]

Achievements[edit]

COSAFA Cup :
CECAFA Cup :

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Recent result[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad were called for the second leg of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Tanzania on 1 June 2014.[3]

Caps and goals updated as of 1 June 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Washington Arubi (1985-08-29) 29 August 1985 (age 29) 21 0 South Africa Pretoria University
1GK George Chigova (1991-03-04) 4 March 1991 (age 23) 15 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos
1GK Munyaradzi Diya (1985-07-09) 9 July 1985 (age 29) 0 0 Zimbabwe Highlanders
2DF Erick Chipeta (1990-06-28) 28 June 1990 (age 24) 20 0 Zimbabwe Hwange Colliery
2DF Hardlife Zvirekwi (1987-05-05) 5 May 1987 (age 27) 20 0 Zimbabwe CAPS United
2DF Partson Jaure (1990-07-08) 8 July 1990 (age 24) 18 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos
2DF Milton Ncube (1987-07-04) 4 July 1987 (age 27) 14 1 Zimbabwe Highlanders
2DF Ronald Pfumbidzai (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 19) 1 0 Zimbabwe CAPS United
2DF Talent Chawapiwa 0 0 Zimbabwe Harare City
3MF Ovidy Karuru (1989-01-23) 23 January 1989 (age 25) 17 1 Belgium OH Leuven
3MF Willard Katsande (1986-01-15) 15 January 1986 (age 28) 14 3 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
3MF Denver Mukamba (1992-12-21) 21 December 1992 (age 21) 14 1 South Africa Bidvest Wits
3MF Danny Phiri (1979-07-25) 25 July 1979 (age 35) 13 1 Zimbabwe Chicken Inn
3MF Pascal Manhanga (1991-03-23) 23 March 1991 (age 23) 4 1 Zimbabwe Triangle United
3MF Stephen Alimenda (1988-10-15) 15 October 1988 (age 25) 2 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos
3MF Wonder Kapinda 1 0 Zimbabwe Black Rhinos
3MF Marshal Mudehwe (1993-08-17) 17 August 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Zimbabwe Platinum
4FW Cuthbert Malajila (1985-10-03) 3 October 1985 (age 28) 20 7 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
4FW Edward Sadomba (1983-08-31) 31 August 1983 (age 31) 15 1 Libya Al-Ahly
4FW Tendai Ndoro (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 29) 7 2 South Africa Black Aces
4FW Kudakwashe Musharu (1987-01-08) 8 January 1987 (age 27) 2 0 Zimbabwe Monomotapa United

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Zimbabwe squad within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Tafadzwa Dube (1984-12-19) 19 December 1984 (age 29) 8 0 Zimbabwe CAPS United v.  Malawi, 5 March 2014
GK Tapuwa Kapini (1984-07-17) 17 July 1984 (age 30) 37 0 South Africa AmaZulu v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
GK Maxwell Nymupangedengu (1984-10-26) 26 October 1984 (age 29) 3 0 Zimbabwe Harare City v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
DF Carlington Nyadombo (1985-12-25) 25 December 1985 (age 28) 9 0 South Africa AmaZulu v.  Malawi, 5 March 2014
DF Costa Nhamoinesu (1986-01-06) 6 January 1986 (age 28) 8 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Malawi, 5 March 2014
DF Gift Bello (1984-05-24) 24 May 1984 (age 30) 1 0 Zimbabwe Platinum v.  Malawi, 5 March 2014
DF Felix Chindungwe (1982-09-09) 9 September 1982 (age 32) 12 0 Zimbabwe Chicken Inn 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Augustine Mbara (1991-12-30) 30 December 1991 (age 22) 2 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Themba Ndlovu (1984-01-10) 10 January 1984 (age 30) 1 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Ocean Mushure (1985-07-01) 1 July 1985 (age 29) 8 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
DF Obey Mwerahari (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Zimbabwe Monomotapa United v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
DF Gerald Ndlovu 1 0 Zimbabwe Hwange Colliery v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
DF Innocent Mapuranga (1977-07-27) 27 July 1977 (age 37) 0 0 Zimbabwe Highlanders v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
DF Onismor Bhasera (1986-01-07) 7 January 1986 (age 28) 20 0 South Africa Bidvest Wits v.  South Africa, 10 September 2013
DF Blessing Chimwamuchere 2 0 Zimbabwe Triangle United v.  Zambia, 18 August 2013
MF Peter Moyo (1988-05-08) 8 May 1988 (age 26) 13 1 South Africa Black Aces v.  Tanzania, 1 June 2014 (injured)
MF Kudakwashe Mahachi (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 20) 11 2 Zimbabwe Highlanders v.  Tanzania, 1 June 2014 (injured)
MF Ali Sadiki (1987-12-10) 10 December 1987 (age 26) 11 0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe v.  Malawi, 5 March 2014
MF Masimba Mambare (1986-05-09) 9 May 1986 (age 28) 16 4 Zimbabwe Dynamos 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Oscar Machapa (1987-06-01) 1 June 1987 (age 27) 10 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Tawanda Muparati (1983-09-10) 10 September 1983 (age 31) 9 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Silas Songani (1989-03-26) 26 March 1989 (age 25) 7 0 Zimbabwe Harare City v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
MF Isaac Masame (1981-11-02) 2 November 1981 (age 32) 1 0 Zimbabwe Hwange Colliery v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
MF Nkosana Siwela 1 0 Zimbabwe Hwange Colliery v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
MF Frankson Bushire 0 0 Zimbabwe Shabanie Mine v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
MF Lot Chungwa 0 0 Zimbabwe Black Rhinos v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
MF Nqobizitha Masuku 0 0 Zimbabwe Bantu Rovers v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
MF Khama Billiat (1990-08-19) 19 August 1990 (age 24) 15 4 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns v.  South Africa, 10 September 2013
MF Bruce Kangwa (1988-07-24) 24 July 1988 (age 26) 3 0 Zimbabwe Highlanders v.  South Africa, 10 September 2013
MF Tafadzwa Rusike (1989-05-07) 7 May 1989 (age 25) 14 1 Zimbabwe Dynamos v.  Mozambique, 8 September 2013
MF Devon Chafa (1990-12-25) 25 December 1990 (age 23) 9 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos v.  Zambia, 24 August 2013
FW Knowledge Musona (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 24) 19 12 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs v.  Malawi, 5 March 2014
FW Kingston Nkhatha (1985-10-27) 27 October 1985 (age 28) 10 2 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs v.  Malawi, 5 March 2014
FW Charles Sibanda (1985-03-30) 30 March 1985 (age 29) 21 2 Zimbabwe Platinum 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Nelson Mazivisa (1985-09-07) 7 September 1985 (age 29) 12 4 Zimbabwe Platinum 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Donald Ngoma (1989-02-04) 4 February 1989 (age 25) 10 3 Zimbabwe Platinum 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Simba Nhivi Sithole (1991-01-10) 10 January 1991 (age 23) 10 1 Zimbabwe Dynamos 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Simbarashe Sithole (1989-05-05) 5 May 1989 (age 25) 5 1 South Africa Ajax Cape Town 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Misheck Mburayi 1 0 Zimbabwe Triangle United v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zimbabwe appoint German Klaus Dieter Pagels as new coach, United Kingdom: BBC News, 2012, retrieved 28 November 2012 
  2. ^ Norman Mapeza handed six-month ban by Zimbabwe FA, United Kingdom: BBC News, 2012, retrieved 28 November 2012 
  3. ^ "Afcon 2015: Injuries bite Zimbabwe squad". NewsDay. 27 May 2014. 

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