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GENERAL INFORMATION

Area 390,580 sq km
Population 12,6-million
Capital City Harare
Currency Various
Official languages English, Shona, Sindebele
President Robert Mugabe

ZIMBABWE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

President Vacant
Address
P.O. Box CY 114
Causeway
Harare
ZIMBABWE
Website www.zifa.org.zw
Established
1965
Affiliated to FIFA 1965
Affiliated to CAF 1980
Honours 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009 Cosafa Senior Challenge winners; 1985 East and Central African Senior Challenge Cup

Zimbabwe has come through a turbulent time in their football with the Asiagate scandal, and are trying to rebuild their team on scant resources. They may have troubles off the pitch, but the country has long been admired for producing top talent from the region and along with Zambia are the most successful nation in the Cosafa Cup tournament. The country qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2004 and 2006, exiting in the first round.

ZIMBABWE COSAFA CUP HISTORY

Zimbabwe are four-time champions in the Cosafa Senior Challenge and one of the region’s powerhouses. Their last triumph came in 2009 when they hosted the tournament and beat Zambia 3-1 in the final.
They lost to the same opposition in the last tournament though as Zambia turned the tables with a 2-0 win in 2013 when they hosted, and Zimbabwe were surprisingly knocked out of the 2015 competition in the first round.
Prior to that they were victorious in 2005 in Mmabatho, again beating Zambia in the final.
In 2003, they easily beat Malawi in the decider, winning both legs for a 4-1 aggregate triumph. Their success in 2000 in the final against Lesotho brought to an end a long spell of poor luck for the nearly-men of African soccer, who for more than two decades have consistently narrowly failed to qualify for both the World Cup and African Nations Cup finals.
That changed with the Warriors qualifying for the Nations Cup finals in Tunisia in 2004. They also competed at the 2006 finals in Egypt.
Zimbabwe previously had success in the East and Central African Senior Challenge Cup, winning when they hosted the tournament in 1985. At club level, Dynamos of Harare reached the final of the African Champions League in 1998.

COSAFA CUP RESULT RECORD

DATEVENUEOPPONENTRESULTGOALSCORERS
16-3-97WindhoekNAMIBIA1-2Mushangazhike (pen)
18-1-98MaseruLESOTHO2-0Nkonjera, Ntsonyana (og)
19-4-98HarareNAMIBIA5-2Muradzikwa, Nkonjera (pen), Mrewa, P Ndlovu, Rinhemota
24-5-98MaputoMOZAMBIQUE2-0P Ndlovu, Muradzikwa
30-8-98LuandaANGOLA1-2Mrewa
27-9-98HarareZAMBIA0-1
18-7-99SomhloloSWAZILAND1-1Tembo
5-3-00HarareLESOTHO2-1Lupahla, Marai (og)
14-5-00HarareNAMIBIA3-2Jukelile 2, William Mugeyi
29-7-00Port ElizabethSOUTH AFRICA1-0Tembo
13-8-00MaseruLESOTHO3-0Makara (og), William Mugeyi, Jukelile
27-8-00BulawayoLESOTHO3-0Jukelile (pen), Chisango Mwaruwaru
8-7-01HarareSWAZILAND2-1Sibanda, Jukelile
25-8-01BlantyreMALAWI2-0Kasinauyo, M Dube
16-9-01LuandaANGOLA0-0
30-9-01HarareANGOLA0-1
5-5-02HarareSWAZILAND0-2
20-4-03HarareANGOLA1-0A Ndlovu
19-7-03East LondonSOUTH AFRICA1-0Muhoni
31-8-03BulawayoSWAZILAND2-0P Ndlovu 2
27-9-03BlantyreMALAWI2-1Mbano, Makonese
5-10-03HarareMALAWI2-0Yohane, P Ndlovu
27-6-04SomhloloSWAZILAND5-0Kasinuayo, P Ndlovu (3), Masangane (og),
24-10-04HarareZAMBIA0-0
16-4-05WindhoekMOZAMBIQUE3-0Chimedza (2, 1 pen), Sandaka
17-4-05WindhoekBOTSWANA2-0Badza, Sandaka
13-8-05MmabathoANGOLA2-1Chandida, Sandaka
14-8-05MmabathoZAMBIA1-0Chandida
17-9-06HarareANGOLA1-2Chandida
28-4-07MaputoMADAGASCAR1-0Nkata
29-4-07MaputoMOZAMBIQUE0-0
27-07-08SecundaZAMBIA0-0
17-10-09HarareMAURITIUS3-0Malajila 2, Mwanjali
19-10-09HarareLESOTHO2-2Malajila, Gwekwerere
26-10-09BulawayoBOTSWANA1-0Maphosa
28-10-09HarareSOUTH AFRICA1-1Marufu
1-11-09HarareZAMBIA3-1Mushekwi 2, Malajila
13-7-13LusakaMALAWI1-1Mambare
17-7-13NdolaLESOTHO2-1Ndoro 2
20-7-13NdolaZAMBIA0-2
17-5-15MorulengMAURITIUS2-0Rusere, Chitiyo
19-5-15MorulengSEYCHELLES1-0Chawaphiwa
21-5-15MorulengNAMIBIA1-4Manuvire

OVERALL RECORD

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The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) was established by the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa – Zone 6. It brings together 14 nations of Southern Africa under a single umbrella, with the goal of developing the game of football in the region.

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