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Algeria 2  Zimbabwe 2Full Time

Zimbabwe vs Senegal match updates today

mahrez scores first  12′

mahachi equaliser 18′

mushekwi penalty  29′

mahrez scores equaliser 82′

Zim Warriors vs Algeria..

92′ Algeria are going for the jugular in the dying minutes, the Warriors are clinging on….Referee blows final whistle!!!!

85′ Zimbabwe’s tactics in the second half of sitting back could cost them victory here.

82’GOAL! Mahrez equalises with a long range strike which goes straight through the keeper who should have done better with that.

81′ WHAT A MISS! Malajila blocks a clearance and is through on goal but his low effort is blocked and Katsande blasts the rebound over from distance.

80′ Zim running down the clock, keeping possession and not taking any risks, a complete contrast to their energetic display in the first half.

73′ Ohh dear  Muroiwa nearly nets an own goal, tries to clear the ball with his knee which hits the crossbar.

70′ Zimbabwe has parked their bus for now, and Algerians are firing hard

65′ Zim now playing a risky game of sitting back and trying to hold onto the slim  lead.

59′ NO PENALTY! Mahrez is brought down by the onrushing Mkuruva, who has gone down injured. The keeper is fortunate to escape punishment for clattering into the striker.

58′ The Algerians are cranking up the pressure. Mushekwi puts the ball behind for a corner. The set piece is whipped in and Bensebaini’s header rattles the crossbar!

53′ Another chance for Zimbabwe! Billiat jinks past the defence and fires in a goal-bound effort which is brilliantly turned around the post by Mbolhi. A world class stop.

50′ The Desert Foxes have had more of the possession in the second half. They mount a promising move which results in Guedioura’s deflected effort from long range saved comfortably.

48′  CHANCE! Mahrez’s cross is cleared acrobatically by Katsande as the keeper was coming to collect, it falls to Brahimi but the Porto man’s snatch shot flies over the bar. That was a let off


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  • Zimbabwe Warriors doing well so far, as predicted by this writer north African sides are easy customers, their type of play suits Zimbabwe.
  • this is one match Pasuwa will hang himself if he loses.
  • according to our assessment, only Senegal will be a tough team to beat for the Warriors.
  • Zimbabwe can still lose this game, but based on what we have seen so far, the chances we missed, the shambolic Algerian backline, we can beat Algeria, as we did in Tunisia, on February 3, 2004
  • warriors need to be worry of penalties and diving, otherwise this is an easy team
  • …..all  final line ups confirmed  below.. down bottom
  • it’s Zimbabwe  Warriors vs Algeria again
  • musona taken off early, replaced by Matthew Rusike
  • see our report early today, north Africans are not as bad as west Africans, for Warriors
  • Zimbabwe has about 54% ball possession, more attacks and more chances


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Zimbabwe Warriors will today lock horns with the Desert Foxes of Algeria and will give you scores update just in case you have no access to television. We will also post full line ups here just before the game starts and post match report after final results.

It is difficult to do a proper head to head and match odds on teams that have not played each other a lot.

To be frank, Zimbabwe plays a lot better against North African sides than they do with West African teams like Senegal, Cameroon and Nigeria.

As long as the team is not physical, Zimbabwe will have a chance to play their game today or even to win.

The warriors have staged memorable victories against Tunisia and Egypt in the past. They also have a good record against Morocco which also plays the same North Africa brand of football like Algeria.

On 3 February, 2004, Algeria lost 2-1 to Zimbabwe in Africa Cup of Nations group match played in Tunisia.

The two teams drew their next two matches in June of 2004 and 2005 in the group stages for the 2006 World Cup Qualifiers.

Looking ahead of today’s encounter now dubbed ZIMBABWE vs ALGERIA, there is no clear winner until final whistle.

It will be tough for Warriors but it won’t be a stroll in the park for the Algerians either.

Zimbabwe qualified at the top of their group and have not lost a match in a long time even when they had to visit slaughter houses like Ivory Coast and Cameroon, they never lost a match giving a hint of how the team is likely to perform against formidable opponents at Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.


Algeria Zimbabwe
Team Lineups
23 – Goalkeeper – M’Bolhi, Rais Mkuruva, Tatenda Marshal – Goalkeeper – 16
20 – Right back – Belkhither, Mokhtar Nhamoinesu, Costa – Right back – 2
2 – Central defender – Mandi, Aissa Zvirekwi, Hardlife Daniel – Central defender – 4
21 – Central defender – Bensebaini, Ramy Muroiwa, Elisha – Central defender – 5
3 – Left back – Ghoulam, Faouzi Bhasera, Onismor – Left back – 6
17 – Central midfielder – Guedioura, Adlene Katsande, Willard – Right winger – 14
10 – Central midfielder – Bentaleb, Nabil Phiri, Danny – Central midfielder – 3
11 – Right winger – Brahimi, Yacine Mahachi, Kudakwashe – Central midfielder – 10
15 – Central midfielder – Soudani, El Arabi Billiat, Khama – Left winger – 20
7 – Left winger – Mahrez, Riyad Mushekwi, Nyasha Liberty – Forward – 9
13 – Forward – Slimani, Islam Musona, Knowledge – Forward – 17
22 – Meftah, Mohamed Mawaya, Takabva – 23
9 – Hanni, Sofiane Ndoro, Tendai – 11
6 – Mesbah, Djamel Bernard, Donovan – 1
8 – Bennacer, Ismael Hadebe, Teenage – 15
12 – Benyahia, Mohamed Mhlanga, Lawrence – 19
5 – Belkeroui, Hichem Machapa, Oscar – 22
1 – Rahmani, Chams Evans, Rusike – 8
18 – Ghezzal, Rachid Kadewere, Tino – 21
19 – Abeid, Mehdi Malajila, Cuthbert – 13
14 – Bounedjah, Baghdad Rusike, Tyrell – 7
16 – Asselah, Malek Nakamba, Marvelous – 18
4 – Cadamuro, Liassine Kangwa, Bruce – 12


Match officials

Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa(Ethiopia)

Assistant1: Jean Cloud Birumushahu (Burundi)

Assistant 2: Aboubacar Doumbouya (Guinea)