Zimbabwe Football Association has  organised an international friendly match between the Warriors and Zambia to celebrate the inauguration of Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The friendly match will be played on the 23rd of December 2017 at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. On the same day, Zimbabwe and South Africa’s football legends will provide pre-match entertainment as the curtain raisers.

Here is the full statement from ZIFA:

The Zimbabwe Football Association advises the nation that it has organised a celebratory international friendly match between the senior men’s teams of Zimbabwe and Zambia to mark the historic assumption of office by His Excellency, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The friendly match between the sister nations will be played on the 23rd of December 2017 at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.

On the same day, Zimbabwe and South Africa’s football legends will provide pre-match entertainment as the curtain raisers.

As the custodians of the nation’s most popular sport code, ZIFA duly appreciates the sincere call by His Excellency for every citizen regardless of political orientation, tribe, gender, colour or creed to positively contribute towards the building of our nation . Sport in general and football in particular is a proven catalyst for unity , peace and social cohesion.

We are confident that the new start that the nation has been granted in the hands of His Excellency Cde Mnangagwa will lead not only to the revival but flourishing success of sport.

ZIFA once again takes this opportunity to congratulate Cde Mnangagwa on his elevation to the position of Head of state and government of Zimbabwe, wishing him and his executive all the best going forward.

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