Sixteen teams will qualify to the next stage of the 2019 Afcon and Zimbabwe are still in the mix to book a place in the round.

So far, only two countries – Egypt and Nigeria – have been confirmed to reach the knockout stage and fourteen more places are still up for grabs.

Each group have two automatic spots in the round, meaning those teams that finish in the first and second position will qualify. So a total of twelve teams will progress beyond the group stage through this route.

Four best third-placed runners-up will then be selected from all groups to complete the number of teams that will play in the round of last 16.

Zim’s chances of reaching the Last 16 Round

The Warriors still have a relatively wide chance of going beyond the group stage.

They are sitting in the third position with one point and can qualify as either Group A’s first runner-up or being among the four best third-placed runners-up.

To finish second, Zimbabwe need to beat DRC by a margin of +3 goals and pray Egypt hand Uganda a defeat of any scoreline.

As best third-placed runners-up, the Warriors require a big win against DRC to improve their goal difference which is currently on -1.

A win in their final Group A match will put them on four points and hope to be among the top four teams placed in the third position.

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