Mauritius vs Zimbabwe: Preview, Head-to-head Stats, Kick-off time and Venue

Zimbabwe begin their 2020 CHAN qualifying campaign this afternoon in the second round against Mauritius.

The match is Rahman Gumbo’s first assignment in charge after appointed the interim boss last week.

Gumbo took over from Sunday Chidzambwa who resigned on Thursday.

Match details

The encounter is a first leg of the second round tie of the 2020 CHAN Qualifiers.

Kick-off is 12:30 Zimbabwean time and the venue is at New George V Stadium in Curepipe.

Team News

The squad is made up of 18 local-based players.

Goalkeepers:Talbert Shumba (Chapungu), Ariel Sibanda (Highlanders).

Defenders:Ian Nekati (ZPC Kariba), Xolani Ndlovu (Chicken Inn), Partson Jaure (Manica Diamonds), Peter Muduwa (Highlanders), Byron Madzokere (Yadah Stars).

Midfielders:Phenias Bhamusi (Caps United), Brian Chikwenya (Triangle), Richard Hachiro (Herentals), Nqobizitha Masuku (Highlanders), Ralph Kawondera (Triangle), Never Tigere (FC Platinum), Malvin Gaki (Chicken Inn), Leeroy Mavunga (Yadah Stars)

Strikers:Clive Augusto (Chicken Inn), Evans Katema (Dynamos), Prince Dube (Highlanders).

Head-to-head Stats

The Warriors hold the edge in the tie as far as the records are concerned. They have dominated the islanders in most of the games played after the independence.

Nine competitive games have been played since 1983 and Zimbabwe lost once while triumphing in the other seven meetings.

The last encounter came at the 2015 COSAFA Cup and the Warriors won 2-0.

The two teams have also met in the CHAN qualifiers before, in 2013 and it was Zimbabwe who emerged victors.

Games won: 7
Games drawn: 1
Games lost: 1

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