One fan has reportedly died in a stampede outside the National Sports Stadium before the Afcon qualifier between Zimbabwe and Congo Brazzaville.

The tragedy happened when fans clamoured to get inside the stadium before the match started on Sunday afternoon.

Efforts to get confirmation from the police were fruitless as they said that they are not authorised to speak to the media.

The death of this Warriors faithful has overshadowed the country’s celebrations of reaching the Afcon 2019 in style after beating the central Africans 2-0 and finish the campaign on top of Group B.

Knowledge Musona and Khama Billiat scored the goals in first half to ensure the Sunday Chidzambwa-coached side has qualified to the tournament for the second successive time and fourth overall.

Meanwhile, another fan was seriously injured when he tried to jump from the terraces into the pitch to celebrate the big victory.

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