Afcon 2021: A Zimbabwe squad is named despite threat of a Fifa ban

Twenty-three Zimbabwe players have been left out of the Africa Cup of Nations squad despite the risks posed by Fifa.

On December 21, the FIFA said “sanctions may be imposed” on Zimbabwe if the FA takes over the tournament again on January 3.

In November, the Sports and Sports Commission (SRC) suspended the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa), which the government has authorized to promote sports.

The SRC has since informed Fifa that it has appointed a nine-member “correctional committee” that will remain in place until December 2022.

Fifa does not condone government interference in the running of member organizations, and has banned countries from participating in any form of football as a result.

Only 23 players are on the shortlist for the US Cup, although 28 competing nations have been given the go-ahead to help resolve the Covid-19 crisis.

Full members of the World Cup
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Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba, Leicester City’s Tawanda Maswanhise, Reims midfielder Marshall Muneti, Plymouth Argyle’s Brendan Galloway and Wigan Athletic’s Tendayi Darikwa will miss the game due to injury.

So is Khama Billiat, who plays for the Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa, after announcing last month that he was retiring from playing world football.

The squad includes midfielder Musona, Lyon striker Tinotenda Kadewere and defender Teenage Hadebe, who played in Major League Soccer with Houston Dynamo.

Bournemouth left-back Jordan Zemura will miss the game with a hamstring injury but is in contention for Leicester midfielder Admiral Muskwe who played for Luton Town.

The venue is also on the list of former Celtic midfielder Kundai Benyu, who is currently trading in Iceland. He played his last football for the national team in 2017.

Zimbabwe will open their Group B match against Senegal on January 10, followed by Malawi and Guinea.

Zimbabwe Group and Afcon 2021
Guards: Petros Mhari (FC Platinum, Zimbabwe), Martin Mapisa (FC Zamora, Spain), Talbert Shumba (Free State Stars, South Africa).

Defenders: Peter Muduwa (Highlanders, Zimbabwe), Alec Mudimu (Torpedo Kutaisi, Georgia), Takudzwa Chimwemwe (Nkana, Zambia), Jordan Zemura (Bournemouth, England), Godknows Muriwa (Dynamos, Zimbabwe), Gerald Takwara (Venda Football Academy, South Africa), Teenage Hadebe (Houston Dynamo, USA), Bruce Kangwa (Azam, Tanzania), Onismor Bhasera (SuperSport United, South Africa).

Top: Kelvin Madzongwe (FC Platinum, Zimbabwe), Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco United, Zambia), Never Tigere (Azam, Tanzania), Kudakwashe Mahachi (SuperSport United, South Africa), Ismael Wadi (JDR Stars, South Africa), Kundai Benyu (Vestri, Iceland).

Next: Admiral Muskwe (Luton Town, England), Prince Dube (Azam, Tanzania), David Moyo (Hamilton Academic, Scotland), Musona Science (Al Tai, Saudi Arabia), Tinotenda Kadewere (Lyon, France).

Guinea must replace injured defenders Antoine Conte and Florentin Pogba in their squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Conte, a former France Under-21 international who has changed his contract, says he has not recovered from his injury since moving to Romania Universitatea Craiova recently.

Pogba suffered a knee injury and an ankle injury in French side Sochaux earlier this month. An investigation has confirmed that he will be sidelined until at least the end of January, according to the Guinean Football Federation.

Pogba, 30, is the younger brother of French World Cup winner Paul Pogba.

Coach Kaba Diawara, who started his squad on December 20, has named two local singers to replace him: Fode Camara from Horoya and Gaoussou Yousouf Siby from Wakrya.

Guinea are in Group B with Senegal, Zimbabwe and Malawi in the tournament, which kicks off in Cameroon on January 9.

Guinea and Afcon Group 2021
Guards: Aly Keita (Ostersund, Sweden), Ibrahima Kone (Hibernians, Malta), Moussa Camara (Horoya, Guinea).

Defenders: Saidou Sow (St Etienne, France), Ibrahima Conte (Niort, France), Florentin Pogba (Sochaux, France), Ousmane Kante (Paris FC, France), Mohamed Aly Camara (Young Boys, Switzerland), Pa Konate (Botev). ) Plovdiv, Bulgaria), Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse, France), Fode Camara (Horoya, Guinea), Gaoussou Yousouf Siby (Wakrya, Guinea), Mikael Dyrestam (Sarpsborg 08, Norway).

Major: Amadou Diawara (Roma, Italy), Ibrahima Cisse (Seriang, Belgium), Mory Konate (Sint-Truidense, Belgium), Ibrahima Sory Conte (Bnei Sakhnin, Israel), Ilaix Moriba (RB Leipzig), Mamadou Kane (Neftci, Azerbaijan), Morlaye Sylla (Horoya, Guinea), Aguibou Camara (Olympiacos, Greece), Naby Keita (Liverpool, England).

Source: Seyduba Soumah (Kuwait SC, Kuwait), Morgan Guilavogui (Paris FC, France), Mamadou Diallo (Grenoble, France), Jose Kante (Cairo, Kazakhstan), Mohamed Bayo (Clermont France), Sory Kaba (OH Leuven, Belgium ).

Mali have named Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma in their squad for the Africa Cup of Nations after a three-year absence.

Mali coach Mohamed Magassouba on Friday named Bissouma in his 28-man squad for the tournament, which kicks off in the United States on January 9.

The 25-year-old has not played for Mali since the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, after allegedly falling out with the coach.

He missed the 2019 World Cup in Egypt with a shoulder injury.

The Brighton Premier League club said on Monday that they had not been contacted directly about Bissouma’s World Cup calls.

There was also a surprise for defender Hamidou Traore, who made his final appearance for the club in March, but Cheick Doucoure from Lens Racing unexpectedly left after playing in a World Cup qualifier. September.

Mali, who also qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, will open the tournament on January 12 with Tunisia in Limbe and then Gabon and Mauritania in Group F.

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Mali Group of Afcon 2021
Guards: Djigui Diarra (Young Africans, Tanzania), Ismael Diawara (Malmo, Sweden), Ibrahima Mounkoro (TP Mazembe, DR Congo).

Defenders: Senou Coulibaly (Dijon, France), Mamadou Fofana (Amiens, France), Massadio Haidara (Racing Lens, France), Boubacar Kiki Kouyate (Metz, France), Falaye Sacko (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Issiaka Samake ( Horoya), Guinea), Moussa Sissako (Standard Liege, Belgium), Charles Traore (Nantes, France), Hamari Traore (Stade Rennes, France).

Major: Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion, England), Mohamed Camara (RB Salzburg, Austria), Lassana Coulibaly (Salernitana, Italy), Aliou Dieng (Al Ahly, Egypt), Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig, Germany), Romenigue Kouame (Troyes, France), Diadie Samassekou (Hoffenheim, Germany), Adama ‘Noss’ Traore (Hatayspor, Turkey), Hamidou Traore (Giresunspor, Turkey).

Next: Khalifa Coulibaly (Nantes, France), Moussa Doumbia (Stade Reims, France), Moussa Djenepo (Southampton, France), Ibrahima Kone (Sarpsborg, Norway), Lassine Sinayoko (AJ Auxerre, France), Adama “Malouda” Traore (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova), El Bilal Toure (Stade Reims, France).

Wales captain Gareth Bale, 32, and Spain international Isco, 29, are among the first candidates to leave Real Madrid in January, with the duo’s contract set to expire in the summer. (Marca)

Real Madrid are hopeful of signing French striker Kylian Mbappe from Paris St-Germain, and although the 23-year-old could sign a new deal with another club from January 1, it will not be possible. decided on his future until March – after that. round of 16 of the Champions League between the two teams. (AS, by mail)

Real Madrid also expect Chelsea and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, to return to the club at the end of the season. With six months left on his contract, the Spanish football club are hoping to meet Rudiger’s demands. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Wolves and Portugal international Ruben Neves, 24, have become the new Manchester United players because Ralf Rangnick wants a new midfielder. (Mirror)

Manchester City striker Ferran Torres, 21, is in Spain and will undergo a medical on Monday before completing his move to Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, 34, is also being tracked by Barcelona and the Catalan giants have offered seven players the option to spend. (Marca)

Ralph Hasenhuttl, Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane, Pep Guardiola
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Manchester United are looking for four promising German players as potential replacements. Bayer Leverkusen striker Florian Wirtz, 18, Borussia Monchengladbach left-back Luca Netz, 18, RB Lepizig Eric Martel, 19, and VfL defender Armel Bella-Kotchap, 20, are all named at the request of interim coach Ralf Rangnick. line. (Sun)

Newcastle United are set to sign Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara. The 22-year-old Frenchman is a free agent at the end of the season, with Manchester United and Chelsea tracking him. (Sun)

England striker Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, is set to leave Arsenal for Italian side Roma on loan. (Above)

Leeds United midfielder Raphinha, 25, is unlikely to be transferred in January to Bayern Munich. (West Yorkshire Park)

West Ham boss David Moyes is interested in signing England defender Lloyd Kelly, 23, from Bournemouth’s senior squad to help solve his club’s security problems. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has suggested 21-year-old England international Conor Gallagher could return to Stamford Bridge in a bid to sign a move to the Blues after a long-term loan spell at Crystal Palace. (Metro)

Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry is set to return to the club to help develop youngsters. The 41-year-old left his job as assistant manager of Aston Villa and then Dean Smith in the summer to look for a management role. (Racing – payment required)

Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani says the club may need to sell top players to achieve long-term players. (Forbes, via Leeds Live)

Rumors of a Sunday book

Frenchman Anthony Martial has told former Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick he wants to leave the club.

Rangnick said he “finally” fell on Thursday with the 26-year-old, who told him “the right time to change”.

Martial has started two Premier League games this season, scoring once.

Despite wanting to leave Old Trafford, Rangnick has confirmed that the club have not received an offer in the future.

Football agent Philippe Lamboley confirmed earlier this month that Martial wanted to leave the club in January, adding that he would “talk to the club soon”.

Rangnick said: “He made it clear to me that he had been at Manchester United for the last seven years and that he felt it was time for a change, to move somewhere.”

Martial joined United in 2015 from Monaco for miliyan 36m, making him the most expensive young player in the world at the time.

He scored 79 goals in 268 appearances for the Red Devils but became a professional footballer after the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Jadon Sancho.

He has not played for Rangnick in charge of the club and has made just 10 appearances in all competitions this season.

“I think in some ways it makes sense,” Rangnick said.

“I can follow his opinion but on the other hand, it is important to see the position of the team. We have a Covid session, we have three competitions in which we have big goals and we want to win as much as we can.

“As far as I know, there is no provision from any party and if it is, it will be.

‘Immunization status can be monitored for new signatures’
Rangnick also said he shared Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s concerns with players who had not been vaccinated against coronavirus.

Klopp recently said the players’ defensive status would be “strong” at the level the club would take to buy them.

“I think it might be an idea,” Rangnick said.

“This is an issue that clubs should consider. If you buy a player who knows he has not been vaccinated since day one, then you know he will not get it.”

“Not only for 10 days, but this can always happen during Covid times.”

United must close the first round of Carrington Club due to Covid’s outbreak and postpone two Premier League games in December.

The Premier League says 84% ​​of players are on a “precautionary walk” according to the latest figures, leaving 16% unvaccinated.

The sections correspond to age groups compared to all communities in the UK.

Rangnick used the example of Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich as an argument for players who should be protected early.

The 26-year-old German says he recently regretted not being vaccinated after suffering from lung problems as a result of Covid-19.

Rangnick added: “[Kimmich] has been very skeptical since the beginning and I think so far it has been found that it is better to be vaccinated,” Rangnick said.

“He took Covid and he still has a few problems with his lungs. I think this is an issue that of course everyone can, and should have the freedom of choice. But in the field of football, especially at this level we play. play, we need to try to persuade our players to be vaccinated.

“It should be an opportunity for players to be vaccinated, but ultimately it is up to each team to decide for themselves what is best for them.”