Zimbabwe announce AFCON squad amid suspension threats

Zimbabwe have named a 23-man squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, despite threats from Fifa to suspend them.

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) was threatened on December 21 after the State Sports and Reconciliation Commission (SRC) appointed a nine-member “reform committee” that will remain in place until December. 2022.

If by March 3 your choice does not agree, Fifa will suspend them because they have a strong anti-government policy.

The Africa Cup of Nations will be held from January 9 to December 6, 2022 in Kamara. In Group B, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Guinea and Malawi were eliminated.

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The heroes will not be without much of the Frenchman in Aston Villa’s Marvelous Nakamba, Leicester City’s Tawanda Maswanhise, Reims midfielder Marshall Munets.

Full group:

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).

Egypt and Konyaspor striker Ahmed Hassan Kouka has given his full support to the national team after not playing in AFCON.

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be held between January 9, 2022 and February 6, 2022 in five US cities.

Egypt begin their Group D tour with Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau and neighboring Sudan who will face the Super Eagles early on.

With 10 days to go until the start of the tournament, head coach Carlos Queiroz has announced his 25-man squad.

Football players saw a number of surprises as Turkish Super Lig players Ahmed Hassan Kouka and Ahmed Yasser Rayan were released.

The club also saw the absence of several Egyptian Premier League stars, in particular, Al Ahly’s Mohamed Magdy Afsha and Zamalek’s Tarek Hamed.

Kouka became a regular in Egypt in 2015 and even played two of four games at the 2019 AFCON.

The 28-year-old has struggled for form with Konyaspor, winning just three games and assisting on two goals in 18 appearances in all competitions, which will see him relegated.

Kouka commented on his absence and improved his team during the tournament.

“I thank God for everything. Good luck to the national team, and God willing he will return from Cameroon with this love, ”Kouka wrote on his Twitter account.

Al Ahly are tied for the CAF Champions League, while they are placed in Group A with Mamelodi Sundowns, Al Hilal and Al Merreikh.

After two consecutive CAF Champions League matches, Cairo are now looking to win for the third time in a row as the first team to do so.

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This is the fourth time in a row that the Red Devils have beaten Sundowns in the CAF Champions League.

Masandawana knocked out the Reds in the 2019 quarter-finals, before beating them twice in a row at the same level in 2020 and 2021.

Al Ahly
Sundowns have the same history as Wydad Casablanca, as they face each edition of the competition between 2017 and 2020 and Ali believes this gives them the skills they need to face the challenges ahead.

“We used to meet with one team for four years in a row, this happened to Wydad,” Khaled Ali told reporters after the shooting.

He added: “This is the fourth time in a row we have faced Al-Ahly, and this game has become an African derby.”

Meanwhile, the shooting also means the return of Pitso Mosimane, Percy Tau, and Luís Miquissone to Pretoria, who represented Sundowns during their careers.

Al Masry and Pyramids advance to the group stages of the CAF Confederations Cup after beating Nigeria’s Rivers United and AS Maniema Union.

The Pyramids almost won the title in 2020 when they lost to RS Berkane, before losing in the 2021 final to defending champions Raja Casablanca.

Al Masry, on the other hand, was a strong contender in the competition as he was known as a potential replacement.

The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations is being held today at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in City, Egypt.

The two teams have been very close, with the Pyramids leading Group A with Tunisia CS Sfaxien, Zanaco Zambia, and Al Ahly Tripoli of Libya.

Al Masry in Group C were in Group C, TP Mazembe of DR Congo, Coton Sport of Cameroon, and Congo AS Otoho.

The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations is being held today at the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football in the Egyptian city of City.

The 16 qualifying teams are divided into four groups, with Al Ahly in Group 1 along with Tunisia’s Esperance de Tunis, followed by Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca and Raja Casablanca.

Zamalek are second in Group 2, followed by Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, Horoya of Guinea, and Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia.

Al Ahly drew with Sundowns, Zamalek and Wydad at the CAF CL group stage
Pot 3 includes Al Hilal of Sudan, Angolan champion Petro de Luanda, Algerian CR Belouizdad, and ES Setif, while Pot 4 includes Al Merrikh of Sudan, Sagrada Esperanca of Angola, Jwaneng Galaxy of Botswana, and AmaZulu of South Africa.

The Red Devils enter the group stage as the last two trophies in the competition as they look for a historic victory that has not been achieved by winning the trophy for the third time in a row.

On the other hand, after winning the 2020 final, Zamalek suffered a humiliating CAF Champions League campaign last year after failing to call up his team.

The White Knights will win their first title in 20 years, the final of the Zamalek CAF Champions League final in 2002 against Raja Casabalnca.

Al Ahly are placed in Group A with Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, as well as Sudan’s Al Hilal and Al Merreikh.

This is the fourth time Al Ahly have drawn with Sundowns in the CAF Champions League, with the Reds beating South Africans in the second round.

Meanwhile, the shooting also means the return of Pitso Mosimane, Percy Tau, and Luís Miquissone to Pretoria, who represented Sundowns during their careers.

Pitso Mosimane
Zamalek, on the other hand, is in a relaxed mood, having been relegated to Group D with Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca, Angola’s Petro de Luanda and Sagrada Esperanca.

The Whites have a good record when it comes to facing teams from Morocco, who knocked out Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals of the 2016 Champions League.

The same is true for Angolan clubs, where Petro de Luanda will face Zamalek in the 2019 CAF Cup, where the Egyptian left before leaving the tournament.

Zamalek
Photo: Zamalek SC
Meanwhile, Group B of the Champions League includes continental champions Raja Casablanca with Horoya, ES Sétif, and newcomers Amazulu.

In addition, Group C will host a major match in Tunisia, with Esperance de Tunis beating rivals Etoile du Sahel, while Algeria’s CR Belouizdad and Botswana’s Jwaneng Galaxy complete the match.

The CAF Champions League kicks off in February, with the top two teams each advancing to the semi-finals.

Salah is arguably the first player of the season at Liverpool, having won 22 trophies in 25 appearances and assisted on nine goals. The Egyptian also broke Jamie Vardy’s record of 15 goals or assists in a row in the Premier League.

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Salah is currently one of the standout performers at the moment and Mount believes he is in his own right now.

“There are a few, I think, who can move there, but I think the number of places you get, the help you get, I think Mo Salah will be there,” Mount told Amazon Prime Sport.

“He is a great player who has played in big games and won big stadiums. You set the bar very high and I think as an artist you want to have the opportunity to do that. He is planting a very tall tree right now, ”he said.

Arab Contractors head coach Emad El-Nahas has decided to resign as head coach for personal reasons.

After several locations in Aswan, El Sharkia, El Raja, and Tanta, El-Nahas took on the role of Arab contractor in the mountains of Egypt in October 2018.

El-Nahas won the tournament against the Mountain Wolves, leading them to the 2020 CAF Confederations Cup as they finished fourth on the table.

Of the 108 games in which El-Nahas has been in charge of Arab contractors, he has won 41 games, tied 29, and returned 38.

The Arabs, however, are unhappy at the moment as they currently sit 15th in the Egyptian league table with just six points after eight games.

Coach Mohsen Salah announced Emad’s departure, thanking him for his efforts with the club and discussing his possible future.

“Emad El-Nahas has told us that he will resign for personal reasons,” Salah said.

“I know El-Nahas has a passion for his work, he has had three wonderful times with us, and we want to thank him for all his efforts.

I respect El-Nahas for choosing the right time to leave the club, we will announce the new coach in 48 hours, we will contact Talaat Youssef and Mokhtar Mokhtar.”