The Warriors may have been drawn in the “Group of Death” for AFCON 2017,but can take inspiration from the Class of 2004 were put on brave performances and even beat Algeria:
Zimbabwe made their first AFCON appearance in 2004 that in Tunisia. The Warriors were knocked out in the first round from a Group that had Cameroon, Algeria and Egypt.
Zimbabwe were edged 2-1 by Egypt in despite the legendary Peter Ndlovu opening the scoring.
Next up was a thrilling match against a very strong “Indomitable Lions” squad with the score line 5-3 in favour of Cameroon who were the defending champions.
But the best was saved for last as Zimbabwe ended their campaign with a 2-1 win over Algeria .Adam Ndlovu gave the Warriors the lead with a header following a corner.
Minutes later speed merchant Joel Luphahla scored the second.
Check the goal highlights below:
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