Zimbabwe and Zambia clash in the 2021 Afcon Qualifiers – Group H this evening.
Here is everything you need to know about the encounter.
TV Info, Venue, Kick-off Time
SuperSport TV will not show the match due to broadcasting rights issues at CAF. Soccer24 will be posting live updates of the game. Kick-off time is 6 pm at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Coach Joey Antipas travelled with an 18-man squad and the team conducted a training session under floodlights at the match venue last night. Thabani Kamusoko, Terrence Dzvukamanja and goalkeeper Talbert Shumba were the only players dropped from the selection which drew 0-0 against Bostwana on Friday.
There hasn’t been any clear dominance between the two sides in the last decade as they both have six wins apiece in fourteen meetings. Zambia won the most recent encounter in June, beating Zimbabwe on penalties at the 2019 COSAFA Cup.
Zimbabwe: P 14, W 6, D 2, L 6
Zambia: P 14, W 6, D 2, L 6
Zimbabwe have lost once in their last five games (against Somalia in World Cup Qualifiers) and won twice. The Warriors, unlike their opponents, were not in action in the October international break. Zambia played some friendly matches last month and have lost once – against Algeria on Thursday -in their last five games.
About Group H
The group is made up of reigning African champions Algeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Algeria currently lead in the pool after picking up six points.
Group H Standings: