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 Ian Gorowa
Captain Knowledge Musona
Top scorer Peter Ndlovu (at least 38)
Home stadium National Sports Stadium
FIFA code ZIM
FIFA ranking 101 Increase 15
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 money to lose.[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]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad were called for the international friendly against Malawi on 5 March 2014.[3]

Caps and goals updated as of 5 March 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Washington Arubi (1985-08-29) 29 August 1985 (age 28) 21 0 South Africa Pretoria University
1GK Tafadzwa Dube (1984-12-19) 19 December 1984 (age 29) 8 0 Zimbabwe CAPS United
2DF Erick Chipeta (1990-06-28) 28 June 1990 (age 23) 18 0 Zimbabwe Hwange Colliery
2DF Hardlife Zvirekwi (1987-05-05) 5 May 1987 (age 26) 18 0 Zimbabwe CAPS United
2DF Milton Ncube (1987-07-04) 4 July 1987 (age 26) 12 1 Zimbabwe Highlanders
2DF Carlington Nyadombo (1985-12-25) 25 December 1985 (age 28) 9 0 South Africa AmaZulu
2DF Costa Nhamoinesu (1986-01-06) 6 January 1986 (age 28) 8 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
2DF Gift Bello 1 0 Zimbabwe Platinum
2DF Ronald Pfumbidzai 1 0 Zimbabwe CAPS United
3MF Willard Katsande (1986-01-15) 15 January 1986 (age 28) 13 2 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
3MF Peter Moyo (1988-05-08) 8 May 1988 (age 25) 12 1 Zimbabwe Highlanders
3MF Danny Phiri (1979-07-25) 25 July 1979 (age 34) 11 0 Zimbabwe Chicken Inn
3MF Ali Sadiki (1987-12-10) 10 December 1987 (age 26) 11 0 Zimbabwe Platinum
3MF Kudakwashe Mahachi (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 20) 10 2 Zimbabwe Chicken Inn
3MF Pascal Manhanga (1991-03-23) 23 March 1991 (age 23) 3 1 Zimbabwe Triangle United
4FW Knowledge Musona (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 23) 19 12 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
4FW Kingston Nkhatha (1985-10-27) 27 October 1985 (age 28) 10 2 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs

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 George Chigova (1991-03-04) 4 March 1991 (age 23) 13 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos 2014 African Nations Championship
GK Munyaradzi Diya (1985-07-09) 9 July 1985 (age 28) 0 0 Zimbabwe Highlanders 2014 African Nations Championship
GK Tapuwa Kapini (1984-07-17) 17 July 1984 (age 29) 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
GK Keira van der Merwe (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 22) 4 0 United States University of Arkansas v.  Zambia, 28 April 2013
DF Partson Jaure (1990-07-08) 8 July 1990 (age 23) 16 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Felix Chindungwe (1982-09-09) 9 September 1982 (age 31) 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 28) 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 36) 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
DF Gilbert Mapemba (1985-11-26) 26 November 1985 (age 28) 14 0 South Africa Moroka Swallows v.  Guinea, 16 June 2013
DF Lincoln Zvasiya (1991-02-25) 25 February 1991 (age 23) 7 1 Zimbabwe Harare City v.  Guinea, 16 June 2013
DF Godfrey Moyo (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 28) 2 0 Zimbabwe Motor Action v.  Zambia, 28 April 2013
DF Kelvin Moyo 0 0 Zimbabwe Platinum v.  Zambia, 28 April 2013
MF Masimba Mambare (1986-05-09) 9 May 1986 (age 27) 16 4 Zimbabwe Dynamos 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Oscar Machapa (1987-06-01) 1 June 1987 (age 26) 10 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Tawanda Muparati (1983-09-10) 10 September 1983 (age 30) 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 Wonder Kapinda 1 0 Zimbabwe Black Rhinos 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 23) 15 4 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns v.  South Africa, 10 September 2013
MF Denver Mukamba (1992-12-21) 21 December 1992 (age 21) 13 1 South Africa Bidvest Wits v.  South Africa, 10 September 2013
MF Bruce Kangwa (1988-07-24) 24 July 1988 (age 25) 3 0 Zimbabwe Highlanders v.  South Africa, 10 September 2013
MF Tafadzwa Rusike (1989-05-07) 7 May 1989 (age 24) 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
MF Ronald Chitiyo (1992-11-26) 26 November 1992 (age 21) 7 1 Zimbabwe Monomotapa United 2013 COSAFA Cup
MF Nicholas Guyo 4 0 Zimbabwe Monomotapa United 2013 COSAFA Cup
MF Nicholas Alifandika (1989-10-28) 28 October 1989 (age 24) 1 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos 2013 COSAFA Cup
MF Archford Gutu (1993-08-05) 5 August 1993 (age 20) 15 1 Sweden Kalmar v.  Guinea, 16 June 2013
MF Ovidy Karuru (1989-01-23) 23 January 1989 (age 25) 16 1 Belgium OH Leuven v.  Egypt, 9 June 2013
MF Vuza Nyoni (1984-04-21) 21 April 1984 (age 29) 18 5 Belgium Mons v.  Malawi, 25 May 2013
MF Prosper Matizanadzo 2 0 Zimbabwe Buffaloes v.  Malawi, 25 May 2013
MF Kuda Musharu (1987-01-08) 8 January 1987 (age 27) 0 0 Zimbabwe Monomotapa United v.  Malawi, 25 May 2013
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 28) 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 24) 5 1 South Africa Ajax Cape Town 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Misheck Mburayi 1 0 Zimbabwe Triangle United v.  Tanzania, 19 November 2013
FW Cuthbert Malajila (1985-10-03) 3 October 1985 (age 28) 18 7 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns v.  South Africa, 10 September 2013
FW Last Chibwiro 3 0 Zimbabwe Black Mambas 2013 COSAFA Cup
FW Rodreck Mutuma (1988-04-05) 5 April 1988 (age 26) 3 0 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic v.  Guinea, 16 June 2013
FW Matthew Rusike (1990-06-28) 28 June 1990 (age 23) 0 0 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs v.  Egypt, 9 June 2013
FW Tawanda Nyamandwe (1983-06-14) 14 June 1983 (age 30) 2 0 Zimbabwe CAPS United v.  Malawi, 25 May 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. ^ "Gorowa names 17-man squad". The Herald (Zimbabwe). 1 March 2014. 

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