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Zim reps in Egypt ahead of AFCON finals draw

The board member responsible for Competitions, Chamunorwa Chiwanza heads a delegation of three officials representing Zimbabwe at the draw for the 32nd edition AFCON final tournament.

Head coach Sunday ‘Mhofu’ Chidzambga and Team Manager Wellington Mpandare are also going to witness the draw to be conducted on 12 April 2019 in Cairo.

President Felton Kamambo will also join other Football Association presidents at the event. He is scheduled to leave in the afternoon on 10 April.

Mhofu, who will be leading Zimbabwe at Africa’s Premier tournament for the second time, having engineerd the Warriors’ maiden appearance in 2002, said he will welcome any outcome of the draw.

“At this stage we do not have the luxury to choose our opponents, so we have to be ready for whichever team we may draw.

“The moment we qualified we knew that we were going to play 23 other good teams which qualified for the tournament.

“We have to be ready to play against the best,” Mhofu said before leaving for Cairo.

The 24 teams at this year’s tournament will be drawn into six groups of four teams each and two top teams from each group will automatically secure passage to the round of 16.

Four third best teams will also proceed to the knock-out stage, meaning that only six bottom placed teams and two third placed teams will be eliminated at the first phase of the tournament.

The tournament kicks off on 21 June and the final will be played on 19 July.



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